Not tectonic plate related but I just love how the designer utilized 4 different texture references for this gloves instead of just staying confined to 1. It really gives his glove icon an authentic feel. I have to remember to not just get fixed on 1 reference photo for something, but rather use 3 or 4.
This collection of designs is a great visual for variation. Many different ideas, all with the same concept. My personal favorite is the actual shoe box. Feels like you are actually pulling the box off the shelf. Effective and unique design.