“Form follows function.“ “Less is more.“ The roots of these phrases repeated ad nauseum trace back to the Bauhaus movement, to the first half of the 20th century. The modern art movements had a prolific effect on graphic design, too: the “Swiss Style” developed around the 1950s has become a basis of reference, and we are still under its influence without ever realizing it. The grid system, that is the modular network typography design puts everything we detect with our eyes on the given surface in a transparent and clear framework. Structured, well-thought and logical, but not at all boring, on the contrary. In this selection, we present you exciting magazines and catalogues in the spirit of rational visuality, from Argentina to Poland!
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Good design is always personalized—or is it ‘kitchenized’? SPACELAB based its design on a kitchen spatula for this modern office in Poznań. Polish plasticware manufacturer FORMSON entrusted Agnieszka Deptuła and her team, SPACELAB, with the design of its new office in Poznań. The task was to present the plasticware
The boundaries between surrealist illusions and history are blurred in the work of the 35-year-old Romanian-born Botond Keresztesi, while his visionary imagery carry an eerie sense of reality. The Budapest-based painter’s works combine elements of symbolism, Dadaism, and Art Nouveau, masterfully blending them with the typical accessories of contemporary
Nowadays, an array of experiments has provided examples of the harmony existing between different eras: whether in the industries of fashion, product design or architecture, they all signal that this harmony is more than just a decorative solution. The blend of groundbreaking styles acts as a precedent for the symbiosis