The Design Observer Twenty

Observed | Miscellaneous

Fig. 1-99

Anthony Gerace has created a series of 100 collaged colour studies – each one constructed from a single image, or rather the counterforms from an image. The paper he uses is mainly from 1960s-1980s magazines. The early images are much more pristine in terms of the paper and color uniformity, but the later collages incorporate text, multilple colors and damaged paper. In creating the series Anthony decided:
One of the things I wanted to do was show that each one is unique not only in composition but also in tonality, and that to use the same source would still result in something different, even if I stuck to certain visual cues within it — that's why Fig. 50 is split into two compositions and why each feature the same bits of typography. I found two copies of the same magazine and made two collages, which are manage to be quite different from one another while still being the same.
You can read more about the project here, or click through the entire body of work on Flickr.

Posted in: Arts + Culture

Jobs | March 23