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This is Not a Nylon Stocking...



...on a lumpy leg.  It is, rather, a guilloche pattern, typically seen on banknotes but also incorporated into other works of art and design.  In the past such patterns might have been generated by a geometric lathe, but nowadays they can be created mathematically.   The one above is generated by:



Found at The Ministry of Type, via Proof Math is Beautiful.

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There's actually a really cool guilloche pattern generator that I found online while doing research on the subject. Check it out:

http://www.subblue.com/projects/guilloche

It's pretty fun to play with.
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Ah thnx for giving the formula- That's the one I missed / lacked my whole life up until now.

Now let me please continue on the formula to get drunk and wasted before I looked to long at that pattern....
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