Brendan Dawes
The Art of Form and Code

Lissajous Spirals

John Whitney inspired shapes

In 1958 John Whitney collaborated with Saul Bass to create the titles for Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo. To create the iconic title sequence he used a Lissajous curve algorithm to create beautiful spirals. As a homage to the beauty of these forms I created a small piece of software that generated similar spirals. The colour palette is created by sampling colour information from the frames of Hitchcock's masterpiece.