Sunday, June 16, 2013

Art Nouveau

This image reflects the style of Eugène Grasset of the Art Nouveau period with organic color schemes and light, feathered textures. "Art Nouvea" literally means "new art," rising up in trend from 1890 to 1910. Grassat was a Swiss born illustrator and designer most famous for his oriental and medieval inspirations. His most common products included book covers, furniture, stained glass, and textiles. What is particularly monumental for Grassat is his union of three important elements: illustrations, format, and typography. In my design, I mimic Grassat's use of decorative designs that frame the subject as well as alternating sizes of type. Many of his pieces reflected that of a coloring book with thick contour lines that clearly marked the borders of the subject, which is also mimicked here.

*Student Work. Spring 2013."

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