Urban Identity Variety Pack: Volume One

July 26 , 2011

This is the inaugural post of my new series, Urban Identity. These 20 textures come from downtown Northampton, Massachusetts…

The Concept

The initial idea for this site was to bring to light the places and objects we see everyday, and show how we can use these resources to push our creative work. The Urban Identity series is the beginning of that idea coming to fruition.

Urban areas are filled with incredible design resources. There are endless examples of exciting and beautiful line, form, color, pattern, and texture. My goal with this series is to find these things and deliver them to you. I will showcase different towns and cities in my area, supplying a steady stream of new content and inspiration. Some of the textures featured in this series may appear abstract and unconventional at first, but the fun part for all of you is to find creative ways to use them in your work.

Northampton, Massachusetts

This first collection showcases the town of Northampton, Massachusetts, an energetic and diverse town with a great arts and music community. These 20 textures come from a variety of different spots in the downtown area. Music venue windows, mailboxes, building walls, dumpsters, etc. offer great places to collect interesting textures and imagery.

Learn more about this town by checking out its Wikipedia Page.

Enjoy this first collection, there will surely be more textures from Northampton in the future. Leave feedback below and share what you think about this new and exciting series!

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  • Roberta

    Great idea. Love the textures. thanks!

  • http://www.redbubble.com/people/feebeedee Phoebe

    These are sweet! You’ve got a good eye. I love the texture of a city.

  • http://explorethelittlepaths.com Colleen

    I absolutely love these photos! #12 (the white-painted-brick w/tree drawing) is clean and simple, yet so beautiful.
    My favorite ones though are #3, #13 and #16. I’ve always liked windows and doors, with or without glass, cracked, frames, wood, iron, mixture, or whatever. The POVs you chose are exceptional.
    To see the world through another person’s eyes is one of the most incredible gifts. Thank you so much for sharing your view with us.

    Peace, Light and Take Care!