For years the world of fine art has been a source of inspiration for both fashion and graphic designers. The uninhibited and expressive nature of this work can provide a unique ignition point for many creative explorations and ideas. This bespoke thinking helps brands and products to refresh the way they position themselves and subsequently create a refreshed personality. This in turn then helps them find a unique position in many of the busy market places. I've included a few of my favourite abstract graphic artists below. Just click on their name to link through to their websites to see more work and products.
Kristin Texeira is a New York based painter and who tell stories through highly graphic and colourful mark marking. She preserves memories as tangible "maps" and describes her process as a way to remember.
“Through subtle shifts in colors or ranges of contrasting colors, I attempt to create something familiar, and—at the same time—something entirely elusive and intangible, like a forgotten word on the tip of one's tongue. My colors blend and bounce off of each other. They tell of a person or place's ambiguous history. This vagueness is complemented by specifics in my writing, which—while focusing on a moment's singular identity and tender details—leaves much to the viewers' interpretation.
She uses color, shape and design to help decipher new places when traveling, and the people she meets along the way. "Through color I am trying to remedy nostalgia; my paintings are the vessels that ferry viewers back in time, so they can encounter a moment again and again."
The beautiful work of Ashley Goldberg draws inspiration from and nature and story telling. Her fine art prints are graphically simple, but always utilise a sophisticated or minimalist color palette. She focuses on painting, illustration, pattern design, and portraiture. All the work has a particular emphasis on mark making and color exploration.
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Architect Vincent Van Duysen has completely transformed this 19th-century farmhouse into a modern day architectural masterpiece, ”I wanted to reinterpret the classic Flemish country house.” says Van Duysen.
This cool green canvas beach bag really hits the mark with it's minimal design approach. This one comes in three colours – green, red and yellow and is available here at fashion store Toast