GEOMETRY in design always conveys a sense of sophistication or even complexity, futuristic at times and nostalgic in another instance. Yet geometry is nothing but numbers made visible. It can be measured and calculated.
Early geometers understood the relationships between numbers by looking at the way geometric shapes related to one another.
Africa was always the home of geometric design but the trend has gone global over the last decades. We show a few examples here of how geometry is influencing every part of modern design. Keep a lookout for more geometrical designs throughout this issue.
The fascination with geometry is re-emerging today. Shapes are geometrical and circles, squares, triangles, diamonds are made up of regular patterns that are easily recognizable. This regularity suggests organization and efficiency. It suggests structure.