Islamic star patterns are a beautiful and highly geometric art form. Many analyses have been done of their complex structure and symmetries. In this paper, Craig S. Kaplan picks up one line of analysis based on placing stars and rosettes in a formation dictated by a tiling of the plane, and develops a software implementation of the technique. He then discusses the construction of the designs and shows some computer-generated results.

Read More: Computer Generated Islamic Star Patterns, by Craig S. Kaplan