Tim Mercer May 3rd, 2010

Gorgeous Geometric Designs

Geometric art has been around since antiquity. From the ancient Greek to the native Americans, peoples all over the world throughout time have produced geometric works of art. Geometric designs tend to have a more rigid quality to them than organic based designs. Whether it's minimalist and simple or very complex, many geometric designs are made up of rather simple shapes. Today we present 40 Gorgeous Geometric Designs to inspire you. Be sure to check out the artist's other works by clicking on the images.

Beautiful Geometric Designs

Andy Gilmore This Mini Cooper looks awesome with a geometric design on it, turning an ordinary car into a work of art. 04-2minich05 This symmetrical design is a great juxtapose between cool and warm colors as well as rigid and organic lines . 170_05-18-09b Niark1 This artist make use of simple geometric shapes to create some cool characters. While there are some organic elements, this piece is dominated by rigid shapes. 789721240843430 Many native American designs incorporated the zig zag lightning bolts and other geometric elements represented in this piece. 789721240843395 Nacho-Gil This zebra made of triangles demonstrates how geometric designs can even convey the most organic of forms. ZEBRA Another example of organic forms being created from geometric shapes is this mountain lion made of triangles. These pieces remind us that math and geometry are in everything we see. LEONA Graphic Nothing This geometric pattern plays tricks on your eyes. As intriguing as it is, you can't stair at it too long before your eye start to strain. 3789130164_830854cc45 This design uses only triangles to create an interesting pattern. The colors used here are reminiscent of old school 3D. graphic nothing Chobopop Chobopop's geometric animal series features different animals made up of simple shapes. Mostly comprised of triangles, this image of a bear is stylistic, expressive and colorful. 3550509815_e2db855286 Again, Chobopop make good use of the simple triangle. This time around he imagines a mounted deer head in great style. 3586067051_97fd59a330 Elijah This piece looks like a sheet made of little glass tiles. You can almost see it move. 3124543336_58e55079a4 Phil Chang The more you look the more you see in this space scene.  It combines geometric design elements with those of a more organic feel like the astronaut. 544561207048001 Charley Harper Charley Harper is well known for his beautiful geometric designs and this one is particularly interesting with its pinstripe look and great sense of balance. 1448115001_bcce16670a_o This beautifully simple design is of a turtle peeking out through his shell. This one has great complimentary colors and clean lines. harper2[large] Gretchen Nash The intricate patterns and geometric shapes that make up the owl in this piece are really superb. The use of negative space and the contrastingly simple branch make it even more delightful. gretchenetc Iunewind This 3D design is absolutely fantastic with its interesting shapes, great patterns and cheerful colors. ljnnkjnknknknknknkn This awesome illustration by Iunewind resembles a cityscape. The beautiful colors, patterns and shading all make this one a real jewel. rrrrr MWM Graphics Not only are the shoe designs really cool but the abstract backgrounds give the pieces a youthful and enthusiastic feel. 502421221970153 These snowboard look awesome with these geometric designs on them. The shapes and colors use in each design represent the different seasons perfectly. 502421221970025 Cesar Gomez This piece by Cesar Gomez has a pleasing contrast between light and dark, cool and warm. 1303131268083270 The eye naturally moves upward in this design as if ascending into the heavens. 1303131268084118 Jeff Jagunich The soft feel of the watercolor bleeding into the canvas stands in stark contrast to the geometric shapes and lines in this watercolor painting. This watercolor creation has a feeling of expanding chaos. Tomas Brechler This gorgeous poster design for the Omega Code looks like some sort of nebula that creates triangles instead of stars. 511581237691611 6ra99a This piece has a great sense of movement and speed. 1252191038476_f Ciokkolata This spiral design really draws you in. Fantastic colors and great movement make this one a stand-out.4203789145_41a4ca1ed4 Created with simple circles, this design really draws the eye toward its center. The color pallet is quite pleasing as well. 3072119520_d1af0b41de Elodole Made by cutting and folding paper, this piece reminds me of an MC Escher drawing. 4071095205_35545edc8d_b This creation has an architectural feel to it. Notice that both of these complex looking pieces were made with only three folds in the paper. 4057249955_73d01cae7d Dave Bollinger This geometric design has a great sense of depth, inviting the eye to explore its depths. 2385573036_6975a48c6a Superb shading makes this design really pop. The absence of color really puts the emphasis on the 3 dimensional form. 3041525353_b53e887282 Seize Happywallmaker Painted using acrylics, this design is the definition of simplicity. The use of negative space as well as a great color pallet make this one quite compelling. 3334508221_64dce9eba0 This design, though abstract in nature seems to be looking at you as you look at it. Great colors, simplicity and symmetry come together beautifully in this work of art. 4067480621_7c97cb2f02_b Ghee Beom Kim This piece from Mr. Kim is an optical illusion. Not only does it look great with its wonderful colors but it appears to be moving. Kim1 This geometric design has a yin-yang quality to it. The simple pattern has an interesting affect on the eye. StarryNight Richard Thompson III The following faces were created by combining photographs and geometric illustrations. The outward projecting lines in this one convey a sense of enthusiasm. 806941260051170 The facial expression combined with the radiating pattern in this work give it a feeling of peace and happiness. 806941260051447 Marc Mckie The following works of art from Marc have stunning colors and gorgeous designs. This one uses shading and highlight to give it a 3D look. 3751491193_26b3d860d7 This design, with its vanishing point perspective and many layers has a sense of super fast movement towards the center. 3769856917_e46e8465f0 With its wonderful colors and fun shapes this piece reminds me of a circus tent. Yet another awesome creation from Marc. 3751491589_c5aee3fca8

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Tim Mercer

Tim Mercer is a photography enthusiast, graphic designer, artist and blogger. His blog offers free resources for the digital artist and graphic designer, as well as tutorials, artist interviews, inspiration and more.


  1. I enjoyed the images. There was a good variety of media, methods and processes.

    The author seems to have taken the commonly held advice to gear the text to a ninth grade level to heart.

  2. Wow.. some of this stuff is epic. The time needed to produce some of these pieces is just mind boggling.

    Thanks for the post!

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