Friday, June 8, 2012

Top Ten Best Fractal Gifts

For those of you who have been following this blog it is no secret that I love fractal art. Today I am featuring some of my own most inspiring fractal gifts on Zazzle. And I've created so many of them, that I had a hard time choosing! Every design is available on a entire range of different products:
Pretty Fractal MacBook Air Sleeve Sunny Artistic Messenger Bag
left: Pretty Fractal MacBook Air Sleeve by annevisdesign
MacBook sleeve with elegant fractal art. You can also add text if you like!
right: Sunny Artistic Messenger Bag by annevisdesign
Messenger bag with original fractal design in sunny and cheerful colors.
Rainbow Palette Wrapped Canvas Print Wave Spiral Fractal Laptop Sleeve
left: Rainbow Palette Wrapped Canvas Print by annevisdesign
Canvas print with original fractal spiral art in happy rainbow colors.
right: Wave Spiral Fractal Laptop Sleeve by annevisdesign
A laptop sleeve with original spiral fractal art in the shape of an abstract wave in beautiful colors.
Fiesta Mousepad Colorful Fantasy Rose Blackberry Case
left: Fiesta Mousepad by annevisdesign
Working on the computer becomes a joy with this festive and artistic mousepad! Original fractal flower art.
right: Colorful Fantasy Rose Blackberry Case by annevisdesign
Blackberry case with a colorful fractal flower in the shape of a rose.
Flower Sunburst iPhone 4 Speck Case Rainbow Fractal Design Button
left: Flower Sunburst iPhone 4 Speck Case by annevisdesign
iPhone 4 case with a happy and colorful fractal flower design.
right: Rainbow Fractal Design Button by annevisdesign
A beautiful button with original fractal art in happy rainbow colors.
Elegant Spiritual Design Pillow Futuristic Sci-Fi Fractal Messenger Bag
left: Elegant Spiritual Design Pillow by annevisdesign
Pillow with original fractal art in Buddhist style. The beautiful warm colors will fit nicely in a neutral background!
right: Futuristic Sci-Fi Fractal Messenger Bag by annevisdesign
Messenger bag with a fantasy fractal in sci-fi style.
Artistic Ocean Mug Soft Pastel Fractal Pillow
left: Artistic Ocean Mug by annevisdesign
Mug with original fractal art in dreamy colors.
right: Soft Pastel Fractal Pillow by annevisdesign
Pillow with original fractal design in soft pastel colors. Creates a warm and welcoming feel in your home!

You may also want to check out some previous posts featuring fractals (also by other artists):
Special feature of Susan Wallace fractal art
Inspiring fractal gifts by various artists
and Inspiring fractal art iPhone cases, also by different artists.


On Zazzle fractal art is basically ignored, it is very hard to find fractal art products and if you do find them, for some obscure reason only the fractals that seem to be made in the early days of fractals, (from the DOS era, which many of us can't even remember any more) are shown. Fractal art is just as much an art as fine art, it requires skill and training and a lot of practice to create good fractals. And then the same rules apply as to any other form of art: the balance of colors needs to be good, the composition, and all the factors that determine whether a piece of art is skillful. Of course, like with all art, it is a matter of personal taste whether you like a particular fractal or not.
With regards to my own fractals: the ones shown here are all created in UltraFractal, but I also have a collection of Apophysis fractals, (overview here).

In order to put fractals more in the spotlight and give an impression of what can actually be done with fractals, I created a new lens on Squidoo: Fractals: digital inspiration from nature, featuring fractal art created with different software and from a variety of artists. Enjoy!