Actually one thing I didn't like about the H&R brick was that it was
regular in its pattern. Every brick was exactly the same size, and
exactly lined up over the brick two rows below, and there was no
include the bonding process which bricklayers used. In most older
there was no need for decorative appearance, the rows don't align, and
no effect where you can step back and see vertical lines of brick
to mention that in the real world, the bricks are laid slightly
in every direction including rotationally, so a brick wall isn't
flat. I don't know how easy it would be with an embossed product like
H&R material to include some irregularity, but whatever might have
possible, they didn't try to do it.
Then there's the question of varied color in a brick wall. I've seen
brass templates from Britain which have randomly spaced rectangular
you can dab paint onto isolated bricks to get lighter or darker
general, though, we let this aspect of reality go completely.
You can look at brick walls in (for instance) modern office parks and
quite different, obviously constructed in panels by some sort of mass
production process. Every brick is perfectly aligned and the color is
consistent. It's simultaneously neater and less interesting than brick
used to be.
It's meant to be like this (warning for phone line users--high res
image, about 400kb):