Photo credit: USA Today. Adding the words “total disgrace” to the picture was my idea.
The mandalas on the eight hexagonal faces of this truncated octahedron were first seen in the blog-post immediately before this one. The six square faces have been hidden, creating holes in their places.
I used Geometer’s Sketchpad and MS-Paint to make this pattern, based on a ring of twenty-two hendecagons. The work of projecting this image onto a polyhedron, as well as making this rotating .gif image, was performed using another program, Stella 4d: Polyhedron Navigator. If you’d like to try Stella for yourself, there’s a free trial download available at http://www.software3d.com/Stella.php.
The blue polygons are regular pentadecagons, and the yellow polygons are irregular dodecagons. There are also equilateral hexagons (orange), red squares, and black concave pentagons.
These polyhedra are the rhombic dodecahedron (above), and the rhombic triacontahedron (below).
I made both of these using Stella 4d, which you can try for free at http://www.software3d.com/Stella.php. The tessellation on the faces of these polyhedra first appeared right here on this blog, in the post just before this one.