Monday, September 28, 2009

Mood Board // Op Art

I would say I first became enamored with Op Art in design while working on my senior branding project in college (see my final logo incorporated into an absurdly ambitious spinning business card here!). And I should probably have a thoughtful way of expressing my fondness for this emerging trend of illusion in design, but when it comes down to it, I just thinks it's completely rad. There are a lot of impressive examples of op art in graphics, specifically posters and album art, but Alexander McQueen has blown my mind with his Fall 2009 and Resort 2010 fashion collections.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Mood Board // Dots

Flat, colorful dots! You know those circular stickers people use at garage sales and flee markets? I feel like they are being arbitrarily stuck everywhere! Without a doubt, the resulting effect is fun and optimistic: a refreshing sentiment in this worrisome economic climate. I am particularly drawn to the "dot-as-head" manifestation; it reminds me of this collage I saw last year at the MoMA.