Last Minute Wrapping Paper
December 24, 2016
I am sure you still have a few presents to wrap.
I recently made some wrapping paper starting with images lifted from the twitter images of people that I follow. I liked the images so well that, well, if you need some last minute wrapping paper, you’re in luck, cuz I made more…
At it’s best, twitter is an interactive, conversational platform. As I was putting together these images I noticed that many of the images I was looking a had a collaborative component before I lifted and fiddled with them.
There are seven images here. After I started looking at through images of people that I follow, I felt like I could have stayed at the computer from now until Christmas, making these. But that would be silly because I wouldn’t get any presents wrapped.
If the originators of these images feel I have overstepped by taking their work, overlaying my own explorations on to them, and presenting them here, well, I hope they tell me and I will make polite adjustments.
I had a hard time choosing from the really rich visual imagery that people are posting. Doing this gave me the excuse to scroll through peoples’ feeds, and I was surprised by how much I miss.
I was quite sure that I was going to include something of John Golden’s, as he often dazzles me. But he recently posted an image of his daughter’s cookies, and, well, I couldn’t resist making wrapping paper from these delicious looking confections.
Now, just for the record, and in no particular order, here are the links to the tweets that I referenced, so, if you are interested, you can see how I meddled.
— Dan Anderson (@dandersod) March 2, 2016
Quite easy to change the fold symmetry too. Look for the two "6"'s and replace. Here a 10, a 12, and a 7. pic.twitter.com/EGzfcyC0sl
— Dan Anderson (@dandersod) December 13, 2016
Loving the center of this 16 window star! pic.twitter.com/8IGCcTmYdH
— Malke Rosenfeld (@mathinyourfeet) December 23, 2016
— Martin Holtham (@GHSMaths) August 29, 2016
— Simon Gregg (@Simon_Gregg) December 15, 2016
— John G 🔗 (@mathhombre) December 14, 2016
— Mike Lawler (@mikeandallie) December 15, 2016
Addendum. 23 hours later…..I have never ever had a post that was viewed as often on its first day as this one. I guess lots of people have last minute wrapping to do. I suppose I will plan on doing a wrapping paper post every December 24 from now on. Here are the presents I’ve wrapped with these papers: