Author: rengoku11

Task 3 – Field Work

  The graphics on this book greatly resembles the art movement of Psychedelia. The elongated typography and exaggerated curves twisted and melted into shapes look like hallucinations and psychotic behavior which I’d associate with the influence of psychedelics.     This typography seems like it was influenced by the Swiss Design as it is quite…

Swiss Design

Swiss design began in Switzerland in 1950’s and 1960’s and was the new standard for graphic design.   It is also known as “Typology” style.  This style of art, rather than focusing on illustrations to display its art, concentrated more on typology. This was the new style of visual communication which eventually spread out throughout the entire…

Psychedelia

Not surprisingly enough this movement has its roots in the hallucinations and psychotic behaviour associated with the youth and hippie subculture and drugs of the time.  Typically consisting of swirls on intense colour and curvilinear calligraphy that twisted and melted into shapes.. The style was inspired by the baby boomer generation after the Second World…

Pop-Art

Once again, artists in the mid 1950’s and late 1950’s wanted to revolutionise and challenge the current artwork traditions.  Pop art emerged by the artists eliminating material from its perspective and separating the objective or merging it with other objects for viewing. One can definitely say that pop artists were highly influenced and associated their…

Futurism

In his Manifesto of Futurism (1909), Filippo Tommaso Marinetti summed up the major principles of the movement and led a scathing attack on ideas from the past.  Futurists love speed, violence and technology.  For them the images of cars, planes, and industrial towns all symbolised the technological triumph of man over nature.  After Marinetti’s death,…

Expressionism

  Expressionism is an art movement like none other. It is implemented in one’s art work through expressing one self. This can be seen in arts that do not portray life-like images but paintings that express one’s thoughts about a particular subject or scene. This art movement mostly originated in Germany around the early 19th…

De Stijl

De Stijl (also known as Neoplasticism) 1917-1931   Unlike in Russia or most of Europe, avant garde artists in neutral Holland were able to work uninterrupted during WW1, and organised themselves under the banner de Stijl.  They wanted to propose an antidote to the destruction and chaos from the war.  All emotion was to be…

Cubism

Cubism art was the beginning of modern abstract art which influenced todays’ artists and is still carried on in current graphic art trends. This art style emerged in the beginning of the 20th century where artists wanted to show the world another style of drawings.  The major artists throughout this cubism period, were Pablo Picasso,…

Constructivism

Constructivism Art an avant-garde movement which originated in Russia during the 20th century.  It was one of other modern arts of that time. It was highly influenced by Cubism and Futurism design.  This movement developed after the First World War and the scope of this art was more to change the society’s political ideologies, rather…

Bauhaus

The main objective of Bauhaus was to combine art, craft, and technology.  Machines were considered a positive element, and therefore industrial and product design were important features.  His philosophy was that form follows function.     The founder, son and grandson of architects, Walter Gropius, called for a reform in the art process, learning again…