One of my favorite painters and artists of all time is Piet Mondrian. He was an important contributor to the De Stijl art movement and some of his most iconic work is made of primary colors and simple forms like the infamous Composition with Yellow, Blue and Red. I love the simplicity of his work and typically any artwork that follows this style. Enter this post, inspired by the late, great Mondrian.
Senses is a series of posters using basic geometric forms and colors to enforce a message that each piece communicates. This is a project by Ashley Pawlak, a designer from Brooklyn New York. Enjoy! For more from Ashley Pawlak visit ashleypawlak.com.
It's been quite a long time since the last time we posted about street art and graffiti. There are some many styles and things to love about graffiti, especially in terms of typography. The work we featured today explore a lot of geometric shapes in the compositions which make them quite unique. For more information and also more images check out the Flickr profile of Kacao77 Universes
I like to spend my time browsing Behance, DeviantArt, Dribbble and other websites to see what people are doing. I used to do that back in the 90s and early 2000s with books, going to bookstores and just browsing through design books and magazines tirelessly. The web made this process easier in terms of the amount of information and talent we can draw inspiration from but more difficult when it comes to seeking quality. Some works simply stand out among the rest. That's the case of Giampaolo Miraglia illustrations. Giampaolo is an art director and graphic designer based in Rome. His work mixes geometric 3D renderings with a nice retro style. VOID OLYMPIC GAMES 2012 No Man's Land HYPER SPORTS For more information visit http://www.giampaolomiraglia.com/
Following our series of illustrations with retro, modernist and geometric style we bring to you 2 projects from Matthew Lyons: Locations and Sections of the guide. We featured Matthew before but it's always inspiring seeing his work. LOCATION Some people maybe have nine scoundrel pals, but some people have twenty nine scoundrel to talk about weather and what they do on weekend. Takes Dorothy nine day to get past smeg small talk and be your friend. Cassandra can do it in two day, but she has loads of hobby like soggy swimming and train the dog, so probably have something in common to turn you from scoundrel to pal. Maybe when grow up we consider log as friend, or never care like it’s scoundrel. There are people who need log and people who need fog, maybe depends what location humanoid grows in. Harvest Mountain Snow Underground Riverside Sea Underwater SECTIONS OF THE GUIDE Poised I’m ready to wield my flailing limbs. There is only one place I could be. In the disco and humans want to have a pop with other humanoids. Cramp crusty dance floor it’s clammy, only a thimble full of room to flail. In the olden days they had room to spread engineered eagle eyed choreographed joint bending to the stretching. Sensual shuffling is our best. Tucked away too long on a cluttered cramped world wide web our ideas all the same. Just met Ethel and she supplies streamlined silky small talk questions. I answer them and explain the corner of the web which I’m tucked in, it’s saying nothing to you, I wish it did say something to everyone. For more information about Matthew Lyons, visit his website at http://matthew-lyons.com/
This year I went to the second edition of the Pixel Show Porto Alegre, one of the speakers was Flavio Samelo. I remember his work as photographer from many skate magazines I used to read when I used to skate more often. I must admit I got really impressed with Flavio speech, he's a really talented and cool guy. He developed a unique style of photography, trying to make geometric images using buildings, signs on the streets and other urban scenarios. You should definitely check more of his work, so please access his Website and his Flickr. Since 1992, Flavio Samelo has walked through the streets of São Paulo, Brazil, photographing skateboarders. These images of street skate, allowed Samelo to introduce in his images, graffiti and other urban elements which called his attention in the background of the skateboarding sessions. Samelo, as he is more commonly known, was often invited by those skaters who were also graffiti artists to make images of their works on the streets as well. These elements became the trademark for his images in the skateboarding magazines of Brazil, showing much more than just skateboarding but the real life around it on the streets. Samelo attended the University of Communication in São Paulo, and worked as an Art Director, Photographer, Writer and Illustrator for Brazilian and international magazines. He has collaborated with magazines such as MTV, Rolling Stone Brasil, Adbsuters, Lodown and many others. After six years working with design, Samelo decided to return to his studies, and began a post grade with concentration in Art History. It was during this time that Samelo discovered the Brazilian concrete artists movement from the 50’s, and their research, and studies relating to photography, shapes, and colors. The works of Geraldo de Barros and Anatol Wladislaw were among his many influences. Following his discovery of the Brazilian concrete artists movement, Samelo dedicated himself to producing work with more graphic results, in which he could simultaneously incorporate his images of urban photography. Today, the works of Samelo have two fronts: the photographic output, an image with a circulation of one print, creating an indisputable original, and his works that mix his concrete studies with the urban images. Using photography as base for the paintings allows Samelo to push the limits of his images through the use of shape, line, and color, to communicate a new graphic reality. These work were showed at many exhibitions in Brazil and USA as well as the 2009 Bienal VentoSul in Brazil.
Guillaumit is an illustrator, graphic designer and motion designer from France. His work combine geometric forms , rigid color scheme and and funny cartoons characters, trying to build an universe both ludic and meaningful. For more information about Guillaumit visit his Web site at http://guillaumit.tumblr.com/
Earlier this month I shared with you guys my love for triangles. Today I wanted to share my love for circles and show you some examples of circular elements in design. Throwing out shapes in design pieces seems to be all the rage these days. Despite the popularity, it still remains fresh in my eyes and I don't think I could ever get sick of seeing nice illustrations, magazine spreads, posters, etc with circles! I love it! Shapes definitely add something to every composition but I can't quite place my finger on what exactly that is. Either way, I hope you guys enjoy these and you can send me your feedback/suggestions via twitter or facebook! I'd love to hear from you :) Marta Rocha Phil Rampulla Martina Flor Arce Mihail Mihaylov Mark Weaver Ciro Esposito Daniel Gall ben jeffery Esteban Nils Jawa Renato Forster Simon Page MAGMA Brand Design Kasper Pyndt Rasmussen Jónas Valtýsson NUFABRIC Tom Beddard Carlo Van de Roer