These were way before my time, but test patterns always fascinated me. They are sterile, technical, sometimes busy, but have this lovely sense of design to them. There were also those mysterious patterns with Indian chief heads on them, which made them more eery and mysterious to me.
Here are some of my favorites black and white test patterns:
The mysterious Indian Test Patterns:
Aren't these last two beautiful? Who knows if the programming was any good!
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5 years ago