Street art found in Sweeden. Coming in with an entirely different color for the red chalk makes it feel that it has a temporal aspect—things happen at different times are are built up.
Very flat color; type feels very integrated into the image so it begins to become a typographic image; a very interesting perspective of the airplane.
Crewdson’s soft lighting make his images feel like minature sets where each detail is carefully arranged. They feel very lifelike, but a bit too ideal.
Again, from Illustrator Steve Wilson. Interesting how all of the shapes that contain the patterns would be entirely meaningless on their own—none of the patters and holistically descriptive of what they represent. Because no single shape is used for any one thing the illustration does not feel collaged together; it feels that each piece is a different experience coming together.
Illustration made by Steve Wilson for the NBA All Star Game. http://wilson2000.com/artwork/129668.html
A blend of the cultural experience of graffiti and swirling paint and combining it to make illustrations that could be delivered in magazines or on TV.
Ray Lichtenstein’s “Whaaam!” is made up of tiny little dots of color, referencing the technology of the halftone process. This directly related to the culture around him and the art that was found in comic books. Took life and related it to the level of a graphic story.
Herman Matter’s Swatch design, out of the Swiss school, use a very restraied, somewhat muted colors. The gradients are soft and realistic.
Found in “Make It Big” by Paula Scher. A very interesting campaign for a ballet that relies on colors not usually assicated with ballet—atleast in the classic sense. Bright, almost neon colors give much energy and poses of figures make it feel very acrobatic. Great use of black.
Emigre CD that, rather than being put in a regual plastic jewel box is instead hosued in a recycled cardboard sleve that hingest at the top. All images and text are letterpress printed resulting in a very textured image where the ink is not entirely opaque. The cd slips inside had comes with a booklet.
These images are powerful (and work) because of the extreme perspective. In the first, the man is dwarfed by the landscape but also gives him a power over the mountain lion (as he seems very stable and powerful).
In the second we are granted a unique, almost voyeuristic view that causes us to imagine what it is we are not able to see.