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October 28, 2006

Make your own snowflakes

sample of kapitza snowflake shapes

Ever since the astonishing early 20th Century photographs of Wilson "snowflake" Bentley(*), we've loved the intricate geometrical beauty of snowflakes.

If you're inspired to knock out some snowflake-based art, there's a great resource available. The British design house Kapitza has created EPS vector art of 30 different snowflake shapes. The flakes can be combined, colored, stretched, whatever. They're charging £18 U.K. for the set... order here.

Are you making some snowflake-based art? Leave a comment and let me know about it!

(*)There's a wonderful, award-winning, children's book about Snowflake Bentley, truly one of the all-time great amateur scientists. Perfect for kids of all ages!

Posted by Chris Spurgeon at October 28, 2006 08:32 AM


You might've seen this already, but for some online snowflake-making fun, check out http://snowflakes.lookandfeel.com/ (requires Flash).

Posted by: Jeff at October 28, 2006 05:41 PM

Having stumbled onto your blog, I must say that I have become adicted to the odd and wonderful things that you introduce. Wonderful!

Posted by: rollie at November 10, 2006 04:28 AM