Grunge Design is the current trend. . . a sort of liberating and highly creative “do as you like” style we studied and integrated in the seventies in Paris, France… especially under the influence of the extraordinary Spanish artist Antoni Tàpies. More on him further down…
Designing in the traditional way is one thing… achieving those results when creating Web Graphics is another and demands a thorough knowledge of the available web graphics tools. Only then one can become a real virtuoso!
But one needs to start. . . and this is my first try. Everything on this page was created from scratch; the only originals I outsourced so to speak is the “Grunge Font”. I will do more sketches once I have more of those to play with!
Antoni Tàpies, the brilliant Catalan artist who started off as a surrealist painter – influenced by the work of Paul Klee and Joan Miró – soon became an abstract expressionist. When he started incorporating non-artistic materials such as waste paper, rugs and strings and added clay and marble dust to his paint, his style becoming famous as “Arte Povera”.
To this very day, Antoni Tàpies is considered as one of the leading artists in Europe. He says himself that he seeks… “to remind man of what in reality he is, to give him a theme for reflection, to shock him in order to rescue him from the madness of inauthenticity and to lead him to self-discovery.”
Today’s Grunge Design connects to Antoni Tàpies’ Oeuvre… with half a century between them!
Makes one think, doesn’t it?