Graphics for the Hub
If you get a chance to watch clownfish, do it. It’s a fantastic lecture in how a few fixed elements can be used to create millions of variations. In the case of a clownfish, you usually find pattern made of orange, white and often black boarders. I once saw a clownfish which was mostly orange with a big white dot on the body framed black, just as beautiful as all the others, and yet quite different.
For the graphics for the Hub, I used the same principle. I set four colours and dark spaces and then created variations of those components.
At first I stuck to rectangles and squares, but later I added circles. It was a fun exercise and some of the examples are displayed here.
One of the things, I learned is that limiting yourself to a set of colours can actually increase the variations you come up with. It sound like a contradiction, but by focusing and by keeping at it, breaking in and out of ideas, I ended up with a lot more variations than I had expected.