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Commercial design seen on a shampoo bottle label.I was inspired by seeing this design a number of times, while taking showers over several days. It is part of a shampoo bottle label that I had sitting in my shower area. When taking a shower, I often think about things differently. The design, which is just one of hundreds that surrounds me daily on various products, felt appropriate for taking a shower. I also enjoyed the geometry and the precision within the design. I wanted to produce my own version of this design, to firstly learn from it, and then hopefully experiment with some of the design's concepts. I chose to produce my own version, using the Javabased "Processing 3" development software. 
I considered that the original design was made up from three series (each series was made up of objects of the same colour). Each series contained the same number of objects (in this case 12) which all had their centres arranged around a circle. I used my understanding of geometry to define each object's centre point, based on the number of objects I used. 


My recreated design is similar to the original one, apart from the colours. My design uses a similar reduction in size and spacing for each series. 
Processing 3 allows me to draw several basic geometric shapes to the screen: circles, triangles, and quadrilaterals (shapes with 4 straight sides, like squares and rectangles, but the sides don't need to be at rightangles to each other). Shapes with more than 4 straight sides were drawn using multiple overlapping quadrilateral shapes. 
Several parameters have a second bar for applying very fine adjustments to the main parameter values (e.g. "Object Radius" and "Object Radius Adj"). This means that I can fine tune the images to get very accurate constructions. 
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