MARPAT | The USMC design team went through 150 different camo patterns before selecting three samples: two Tiger stripes + an older Rhodesian DPM. These were then reconstructed using new shapes and unique color blends. Research into fractal pattern camouflage formed the basis for MARPAT, produced by highly complex fractal equations. The purpose of the digitized pattern is to match the visual texture of typical backgrounds.
Fractals aren’t just pretty: they’re related to the even-cooler Pascal’s triangle. This triangle is an amazingly simple way to solve about a billion different types of equations, do complex math in your head, and, of course, make some really pretty patterns.