Throwback Thursday: The Spirograph

Seriously, who doesn’t love playing with a spirograph? This geometric drawing toy was created in 1965 by british engineer  Denys Fisher. “Spirograph” has also been applied to the class of curves that can be produced with the drawing equipment, and therefore may be regarded as a synonym of hypotrochoid. When kids say that they hate math, put a spirograph in front of them and let them play!

I love the organic shapes that they create from the predictable math formula. There is something meditative and exciting about going round & round with a variety of pens to create a shape that has life and movement.

I’ve created graphic line of tiles and fabrics to use the shape in a new and exciting way in your home. Come into the gallery and let me show you how it works.


View Related Projects

Leave a comment