Sunday, February 17, 2008
This is an image from JUXTAPOSE magazine. The image is entitled "Expressive Deviant Phonology" by Lucy McLauchlan. It was inspired by musical sounds and artists drawings. The musical inspiration comes through very clearly, her lines have a wonderful movement about them, almost as if they are sounds or melodies. The repetition of the faces moves your eye throughout the piece seemlessly over and over again. I really enjoy this one!
Monday, February 11, 2008
This is a photograph from Madrid's PhotoEspana show 2006. The series captures and abstracts natural landscapes. Clearly, this image stands out because it is upside down. I supposed it's not a difficult concept, to turn the camera upside down, or the print for exhibit purposes for that matter, but I find this particularly intriguing anyway. As you gaze at the image, you first wonder if maybe it's a reflection into a lake, but then you see the road, but just a glimpse of it. The tree takes up most of the canvas so there isn't much else information to go on, there almost isn't a clear perspective for the viewer, it's disorienting.
Sunday, February 10, 2008
this is a poster for the musical BKLYN. i think it's pretty amazing in how much it says without actually "saying" very much. the designers used a few key elements that convey a lot of information. placement of the poster on a chain link fence in the background gives it an urban feel, rips in the poster suggest decay or destruction, bold, stark letter forms beg your attention, and the heart is clearly iconic of NY.
Monday, February 4, 2008
I chose this out of the Print magazine's Regional Design Annual from this summer. It's an identity system for some company. I didn't get the gist of what kind of company it is because the type is just too small to read, but the design is very appealing to me. Not only do I really like the warm colors, I like how simple the design is. It's very charming and a true testament to the "less is more" theory.