The magic of airport patterns
Graphic designer Lauren O’Neill has been fascinated by airports for as long as she can remember. There’s something about the comings and goings, the organization and operation, she says. Day-to-day, Lauren glances out her window and watches planes circle about waiting to land. Whether DCA, JFK, or the little local airport, she’s always lived in a direct flight pattern of an airport. During layovers, Lauren often finds herself observing the activity on the runway and thinking that she’d love to see this from above. So one day Lauren took to Google mapping airports and was enamored by the beautiful satellite shots on the screen. Lauren O’Neill shares her new passion on a little Tumblr named Holding Pattern.
Lauren O’Neill is a senior associate art director at Martha Stewart Weddings magazine. She’s also the author of NOTED, a collection of bold, brilliant, and beautiful design finds. She enjoys snapping photos, traveling the world, and eating tasty treats. Prior to, she has freelanced as a graphic designer for a number of creative, small businesses.