So in high school I was not a big fan of math in general. In School, Math feels so boring, and archaic – but in the real world, you get to see how it applies to literally EVERYTHING. It is not “required” like teachers try to trick us into thinking, but it does make life much more beautiful. For example, my love for math in the real world started when I became a programmer. Now Math is FUN, and BEAUTIFUL because I can see how it applies to almost every design around us. Without Geometry, we would have no shapes! Geometry is awesome. Math is awesome.
What is Geometry?
I hope you already know, but just in case, here is what the wikipedia says:
Geometry is a branch of mathematics concerned with questions of shape, size, relative position of figures, and the properties of space. A mathematician who works in the field of geometry is called a geometer. Geometry arose independently in a number of early cultures as a body of practical knowledge concerning lengths, areas, and volumes, with elements of a formal mathematical science emerging in the West as early as Thales (6th Century BC). By the 3rd century BC geometry was put into an axiomatic form by Euclid, whose treatment—Euclidean geometry—set a standard for many centuries to follow. Archimedes developed ingenious techniques for calculating areas and volumes, in many ways anticipating modern integral calculus. The field of astronomy, especially mapping the positions of the stars and planets on the celestial sphere and describing the relationship between movements of celestial bodies, served as an important source of geometric problems during the next one and a half millennia. Both geometry and astronomy were considered in the classical world to be part of the Quadrivium, a subset of the seven liberal arts considered essential for a free citizen to master.
The introduction of coordinates by René Descartes and the concurrent development of algebra marked a new stage for geometry, since geometric figures, such as plane curves, could now be represented analytically, i.e., with functions and equations. This played a key role in the emergence of infinitesimal calculus in the 17th century. Furthermore, the theory of perspective showed that there is more to geometry than just the metric properties of figures: perspective is the origin of projective geometry. The subject of geometry was further enriched by the study of intrinsic structure of geometric objects that originated with Euler and Gauss and led to the creation of topology and differential geometry.
Pretty crazy to think about how far math (and humanity as a whole) has come since those days.
Today we have showcased some of the best geometry artworks and geometric designs we could find that are deeply rooted in Geometry by using mostly easily discernible shapes to make up the bulk of the artwork – we even have some epic isometric designs below, polygons, and more! So beautiful. So creative. I hope that this post inspires you to use some geometry in your next project! Maybe make a poster dedicated to how much you love math or vector art – something simple, the type of thing you would get sent off to print somewhere – then display it proudly in your room, or in the house somewhere – maybe if you are still in school and already love math – take it to school and put it in the hall – share your love of math with others! Tell them it can help you make awesome programs, and beautiful designs! Whatever you do with your newfound knowledge and love of Geometry – Enjoy!!!
I REALLY LOVE THESE ISOMETRIC VIEW DESIGNS!!! So much nostalgia. reminds me of fallout, and RPGs that look like this, also towards the end, the vehicles look like legos! so epic & beautiful! The true power of geometry!
Need More Geometry Design Goodness?
Here are a few more resources for geometric design inspiration and useful geometric pattern designs!
What is your favorite thing about math? Whats your favorite shape? Let us know in the comments below!! Thanks for reading!