Monday, June 18, 2012

Memorial Day, Dukemajian Park

I was trying to explain to someone recently why simplified graphic iconography is SO important to good design and this is a good example. The scene in front of me was literally this (A)
But a better design is this (B)
And you can't see that unless you boil it down to the essential parts. All the "details" get in the way and must be striped off to refine the design cause without design we're just human xerox machines. Copying what's in front of us with no thought. Even Ansel Adams knew that you MAKE a photograph not TAKE a photograph.

26 Comments:

Blogger estevaolucas said...

"without design we're just human xerox machine" Great article!

10:49 AM  
Blogger Mattia Nelli said...

yeah, great post! :)
Inspiring blog btw, I love this graphic painting thing.
Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

5:04 PM  
Blogger dorobo said...

ye that top one has too much symetry in it. Great post indeed.

12:18 AM  
Blogger k said...

Your work is awesome.

As this post is about design and composition, I was wondering if you knew any interresting book on the subject?

Thanks for sharing!

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Blogger C.Deboda said...

Very insightful post. Thanks Robh!

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Anonymous Maria Elisabeth Miranda Pratts said...

is a great article, I like your graphics :)

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Blogger weisen1 said...

Love the examples, really help me visually digest the idea. As everyone else said, great post : )

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Blogger Juan Gutierrez said...

i LOVE this.

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Anonymous A-bob said...

Hi Robh. Love the piece but I'm not sure you couldn't have made the other design work just as well. Style trumps design. You have great style.

7:01 PM  
Blogger Chris Wood said...

Stunning work!!!

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Blogger Billy George said...

Yeah but then I have to use my BRAIN....ha.
Great post Ruppel. Hope youre doing well!

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OpenID allencapoferri said...

Beautiful painting Robh.

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