VINTAGE AND NEO-VINTAGE GRAPHICS

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I have been looking at various Houdini posters as a source of inspiration for my infographics, but also how artists have transformed vintage aesthetics into fresh, modern graphics. The posters were inspired by the Art Nouveau and Art Deco movements, both accentuated the use of geometrics, colour blocking, askew angles and bold print.

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I have also looked at how graphic designers have appropriated and simplified these styles, in some stunning understated pieces (As seen above). The Black Swan poster inspired by a deco vintage print, is extremely effective in it’s three colour scheme, symmetrical geometrics, simplified shapes and it’s reference to the Rorschach test.

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The above are more deco inspired typography, in minimal black and white designs. I think they are fresh, modern with a nod to the past.

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