The London Design Museum is currently showing the UK's first retrospective of Dutch designer Wim Crouwel
. The exhibition is called "Wim Crouwel – A Graphic Odyssey
". An exhibition showcasing posters, print, typography, and exhibition design from his rich 60 year design career.
One of the illustrators that I really look up to is Noma Bar, an Israel-born illustrator based in London. His illustrations tackle politically charged issues with eloquence and wit. This post is mainly about new work from Noma, but I still want to refer to his brilliant book "Negative space" that I own and treasure.
Today's post deals with dynamic use of color, composition and geometric shapes. All things that I have a passion for. I'm not referring to recent work but work from late 50's and early 60's done by Swiss graphic designer Max Huber (1919-92). Here are a few of my favorites from his vast body of work.
We can achieve amazing results if we experiment with a cocktail mix of simple geometry, great colors and a bit of math. If we add a few cool transparency modes to the mix we can get some rather spectacular results. Today's article is completely inspired by Mr. Spirograph himself Andy Gilmore
. His work is stunning and very inspirational. He does his magic starting from simple shapes, and ends up with a remarkable complex composition. I e-mailed Andy to ask permission if I could write a tutorial inspired on one of his creations
. Andy replied that it is always interesting to see how someone else approaches the creation process. Let's get started…
Today we're exploring a quick way to get a satisfying wood structure in Photoshop. The kind of structure you would use as a background in a web site. So not the detailed kind that you would use for a poster for example. Why spent a ton of steps if you are going to hide 70% of it.