Here ill show you (using Illustrator) how to recursively apply patterns to themselves to produce strange and wonderful fractal patterns with many possible creative applications.
Printing from vector graphics is great as you can produce huge banners where details look very vivid; Images produced with this technique could be great for creating micro details, glitches and fidgets that would make larger graphics more interesting when viewed close up... Such as graphic bus wraps.
For the sake of demonstration, i am using a preset cliche 'banner' from the brush patterns library in Illustrator but it should be mentioned in the brush menu there is an option for a 'new brush' which if you select 'pattern brush' from the sub-folder, can turn any group of vectors you've created or sampled into a brush for which you can use this technique.
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Step 1: Start With Some Vectors
Step 2: Apply Brush
Step 3: 'Expand Apperence'
Step 4: Reaply the Pattern Brush to the Expanded Form
At this point try scaling the vectors again and you will get a sense of the same strange ratio between the underpinning vectors and the pattern brush applied. The two images in this step are the same pattern iteration just at different scales.
Step 5: Rinse ∞ Repeat
Continue this cycle until your computer crashes. If you follow this tutorial, let me know how many times you can compound your pattern successfully.