Tag Archives: collage

Design Exercise: Repetition

In two recent posts I discussed the use of repetition and its relationship to the design principles of Balance, Unity and Variety, the Grid, Pattern, and Rhythm. Today I want you to put to use your new-found knowledge about repetition. … Continue reading

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An In-Between Space: The Art of Njideka Akunyili Crosby

I recently came across the work of the Nigerian-American artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby. Her work is a clear embodiment of the principles and elements of design, and thus a great choice for this first new blog post of 2017. Akunyili … Continue reading

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The Art of the Map

Happy Holidays to all of you. We will be taking our own holiday but will be back with new content on January 5. This week and next we’ll connect you to some older posts that we think you’ll enjoy. This … Continue reading

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The Art of Resistence: John Heartfield

This last week has been a traumatic one for many of us living in the United States. A Trump presidency should have been impossible. I’ve had a hard time concentrating, in fact, it’s been difficult to get out of bed. … Continue reading

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Cecil Touchon’s Typographic Abstractions

I have to admit that for most of my life I’ve been oblivious to the form of the text I use when I write. I love to read and I know that at the back of some books there’ll be … Continue reading

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Conceptual Collage: The Art of Alex Dipple

Last month I discussed the art of collage and promised to include more collage posts. If the word collage derives from the french to glue then Alex Dipple has got to be the queen of the glue pot. In the … Continue reading

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This and That: the Art of Collage

Hannah Höch, Strauss, 1929-1965 The term collage comes from the French word coller, which means to glue.  And yes, collage artists do glue together scraps of papers, text and objects into a cohesive whole. But they do more than just … Continue reading

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A Visit to an Exhibition: Mildred Howard at the Richmond Art Center

Just got back from seeing the exhibition Mildred Howard: Spirit and Matter at the Richmond Art Center in Northern California. I thought I would write solely about her work but what really struck me was the response of the other … Continue reading

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Making the Ordinary Extraordinary

I’ve long been fascinated by artists who transform everyday objects. What a wonderful way to move through the world, everywhere you look there’s a potential work of art. In the installation “Gathering Dust,”  the artist Donald Lipski pinned thousands of … Continue reading

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