Tumbling Trees


Mathematics and forestry unite for a festive knees-up in the tessellating trees. For extra fun, ask a friend to count exactly how many trees there are in each design. They'll be there all night.

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It's relatively easy to tessellate triangles, but there's a fine art to arranging trees – which are like triangles with a trunk – into pleasing patterns without it looking like a messy forest. These spiral around each other, and if you squint a bit, you can see a bigger tree pattern behind the small ones. Please don't ask where the baubles and tinsel should go.

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Chris Baron graduated with a BA in Multimedia Design in 2005 from Southampton University, UK. He has worked in various creative fields within packaging, print and film, including projects for the BBC and Guerilla Creative Production. He draws inspiration from the urban landscape as well as design pioneers like Saul Bass.

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