Newsprint. Primary colors. Basic Shapes. I love these graphic design ingredients as much as some love Helvetica. So it’s especially tantalizing to see them all come together in this thin, little bundle of graphic joy and exploration. Graphic designers/illustrators Alex Fuller and Gabe Usadel partnered to create this booklet that presents some abstract compositions using only the most basic of elements. While it would be easy to dismiss this with a “So What?” each spread reveals the endless possibilities available to designers, all of us basically working with the same ingredients (type and image), always trying to find new ways of presenting them. The official description:
Squares, circles and triangles are at the core of what makes the industrial world around us. A universal visual language apparent in all things — the tools we use, the fashion we wear, the buildings we live in and the communications we see.
Visionary modernist architects, designers and artists such as Wassily Kandinsky, Piet Mondrian, El Lissitzky, and Josef Albers celebrated both the beauty of form as well as the functional potential hidden within these 3 primary shapes and colors.
“The Incredible Journey That is Consciousness” invites each reader to interpret a landscape of symmetries, simplicities and geometric structures.
FPO (For Print Only), is a division of UnderConsideration, celebrating the reality that print is not dead by showcasing the most compelling printed projects.
FPO uses Fonts.com to render Siseriff and Avenir Next.
FPO is run with Six Apart’s MovableType
All comments, ideas and thoughts on FPO are property of their authors; reproduction without the author’s or FPO’s permission is strictly prohibited
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UnderConsideration is a graphic design firm generating its own projects, initiatives, and content while taking on limited client work. Run by Bryony Gomez-Palacio and Armin Vit in Austin, TX. More…
blogs we publish
Brand New / Displaying opinions and focusing solely on corporate and brand identity work.
Art of the Menu / Cataloguing the underrated creativity of menus from around the world.
Quipsologies / Chronicling the most curious, creative, and notable projects, stories, and events of the graphic design industry on a daily basis.
events we organize
Brand New Conference / A two-day event on corporate and brand identity with some of today's most active and influential practitioners from around the world.
Brand Nieuwe Conference / Ditto but in Amsterdam.
Austin Initiative for Graphic Awesomeness / A speaker series in Austin, TX, featuring some of the graphic design industry's most awesome people.