Abstract

having only intrinsic form with little or no attempt at pictorial representation or narrative content

Helen Abson

Helen Abson, who trained as an architect, is an Australian designer. She pursued architecture for five years; founded ZAB Design where she designed fabrics that exhibited a preoccupation for texture achieved through pattern and colour.Read More →

blue sky ocean

Colour Blue has always been my favourite colour. I am in good company as blue is among the most well-likedRead More →

La Biche au Bois by Jules Cheret

Jules Cheret was a French painter who became a master of Belle Epoque poster art. Over the course of his long life, Cheret produced more than 1000 posters. His extravagantly colourful designs were used to regularly promote upcoming theatre productions. He is regarded as the father of the modern poster.Read More →

AIGA promotional poster

The American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) is a group of professional designers who aim to show how important design is to industry, society, and our future as a whole. It was started in 1914 by a small group of graphic designers, printers, publishers, and illustrators. Since then, it has developed into a national network of skilled designers, educators, students, and fans. AIGA aims to help individuals in business, the media, and the government understand how vital design and designers are. It also works to improve professional growth, promote the value of design, and set worldwide conventions and moral guidelines.Read More →

Hannah Hoch's 1925 "Equillibre," or Balance," was originally titled "America Balancing Europe."

As a designer, I am passionate about the history of art and their influence on ‘visual design.’ย  In art history, Dada is the artistic movement that preceded Surrealism, it began in Zurich, Switzerland, in 1916 by a group of mostly painters and painters.ย  Dada artworks challenged the preconceivedย notions of what art meant.ย  Many Dadaists felt that the way to salvation was through political anarchy, the natural emotions, the intuitive and the irrational.Read More →

Kelmscott Press

Morris believed his responsibility was “to revive a sense of beauty in home life, to restore the dignity of art to household decoration.Read More →

Peter Mauney photographs capture light streaks that blaze across the night sky

Pete Mauney has been interested in observing the dizzying patterns of planes at night since high school. As a teenager the photographer would watch aeroplanes have they circled Manhattan, imagining their trajectories and how they might intersect.Read More →

The Golden Ratio - the maths of beauty

Since the Renaissance, many artists, and architects have proportioned their creations to approximate the golden ratio. The ratio itself has been known by many names, including the Phi Ratio, the Fibonacci Ratio, the Divine Ratio, the Golden Mean, and the Golden Section.Read More →

John Rodriquez Wall Hanging

John Rodriquez became well known for his textile designs in the early 1950’s. He introduced a unique Australian Style. Read More →

Necker Cube

The Necker cube illustrates how the eye can reach two conclusions. The two squares in the Necker cube can be perceived as either the front or the rear surface of the cube. Read More →

frustrating gif

The internet is a double-edged sword, and we know that very well, so much so that sometimes something as simple as a GIF can affect us greatly no matter how simple it is.

And that’s what happened with a GIF created by the Polish visual artist namedย Feliks Konczakowski,ย which shows us a satellite approach that as in google maps is giving you a clearer picture of what is actually in the location.

The problem?ย You approach but you never get to see in more detail.

Folks it is a slow news day.Read More →

Urban Abstract Painting

Alessio Trerotoli (Instagram here) has dedicated a large part of his life to creating superimpositions of several images in order to create abstract cityscapes. This approach allowed him to perfectly render the idea of contemporary life in modern metropolises such as Rome, New York, Paris, Berlin, and many others.Read More →