Greg Eason’s practice deals with a formal and conceptual dissection of space. His meticulously detailed & characteristically sparse drawings and paintings isolate and monumentalise narrative fragments and translate this into a microscopic frame.
It is incredible how much beauty can be created using such minimal compositions. It’s designs like these where I forget that I am looking at a 2 dimensional surface. Greg Eason does a nice job creating another layer/dimension to his work orchestrating elements to create illusions using beautiful subtleties that really enhance his work make the pieces come to life. I almost forgot to mention these are pencil on paper. You can purchase his prints here.
Here are some really amazing vintage book cover concepts by Norwegian designer Morten Iveland. So believe it or not these are not actually vintage book covers but were created to visually look as if they were. Iveland did a great job of achieving this effect with his wonderful attention to color and especially paper texture.
I was really shocked to come across this the other day on AisleOne. I was drawn to the dynamic sequence design but when I looked at the bottom and found ‘J.C. Penney Company Convention’ I was stunned. After looking into the history of the poster I found that it was a one-off design for JC Penney and that the poster was designed during the late-1970s during a transition from an American general merchandiser to a to a streamlined department store with a closely integrated catalog business (container list). What a great way to find out about the influential designer George Tscherny.
Here is Scott Hansen’s (ISO50) latest work for his upcoming Tycho show in Toronto. I was stunned when I initially saw these because they look different than most of the work that he has done in the past while still portraying his signature style. In his recent work he has really utilizes the use of silhouettes as a central focal point for his designs. Scott has really become a master of layering using here about 20 image layers overlayed with various blending modes masking them with the woman’s silhouette. His excellent choice of color only enhances the composition in both posters.
To read more about his poster and upcoming show go to the ISO50 blog.
Filed under Design, print, Shows
Every once and a while I run across design gems when I’m researching or browsing the web, but this has definitely got to be one of the best I’ve seen in a while. I’m talking about the Objectified ‘Lost’ colourway letterpress poster. The shots I found were taken by Dave from Grafikcache who has them posted on his Flickr. From what I see in these images, the poster looks absolutely amazing. I would love to metaphorically and literally get my hands on this print (A2 16 1/2″ x 23 1/2″) which they have available at the Objectified Shop. The poster is printed by the brilliant Coeur Noir of Brooklyn, NYC.
Via wearebuild blog.
I stumbled upon corkprintmakers and I found this print artist by the name of Marianne Keating. I was really drawn to here work by her use of photo and a 2-dimensional cutout effect with interesting color palettes. Keatings use of flat repeating shapes in the background add sort of a nostalgic mood to composition. Her works above are screenprints on aluminum.
To date my work has been concerned with the individual and the individual’s existence in relation to the masses. The medium I use, screenprint, combining photography and digital media, is integral to my ideas. The high quality of image reproduction, the vibrancy of colours, the versatility of the medium and the commercial quality of screen printing with its flat two-dimensional approach, along with the slick smooth impermeable finished quality that can be achieved, make it an appealing medium to explore. Colour is a strong factor in my work, the use of bold, synthetic pigments and different printing media creates a link with mass reproduction, high consumerism and our throw-away culture, which is reflective of the themes I explore.
Visit her site for more print work.