From what I've seen, there's not a ton of men working in the product design. At every place I've worked I was either the only man, or one of very, very few.
That's cool. I don't want to have to pretend to follow along in conversations about sports, tools and cars (that's what dude's talk about right? Hmmm, I forget...)
So whenever a client is asking for something manly, the project usually ends up in my lap. And when a dude-tastic topic like "screw" comes up, I've got to do something gritty and tough.
This is a whole bunch of bitmaps in illustrator. It might be cool to go back and do a lower resolution pass on the bitmaps to make it extra rough.
The whole time I was making the pattern, I knew what I envisioned it being used for; filling in big, buff, blocky type.
Ah snap. That's the most street Paper Bicycle treatment I've ever seen.