Louis Reith

Posted by Alex

Assorted works by Dutch graphic designer Louis Reith. I really love the texture and the color of the paper he’s working on. I’ve spent hours in Photoshop trying to replicate that same off-white mix; can’t beat the real thing. Even more exciting is the color at work in the shapes — each hue is dialed in exactly where it should be. Some of the forms in the bottom image remind of the typographic stylings of Non-Format.

More info about Louis, including upcoming gallery showings, can be found on his Myspace.

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Jesse says:

October 13, 2009 at 9:33 am

I love these! Great color/forms/layout… Does it remind anyone else of the colored wood shapes from grade school? I remember a red rhombus, and blue triangle, etc. I would love to do a poster series on those pieces again…maybe i will. Another great activity for those that remember was the rubber band boards with all the colored rubber bands. Great memories.

I’m glad to know I am not the only one to obsess over a digital version of vintage white paper!


koneyn says:

October 14, 2009 at 1:32 pm

I guess basically this is inspired a lot by Bauhaus/De Stijl kind of work, though less exciting for me. But I like his wall drawing, with a bird on a man’s lower lip (it’s right there on flickr) :]


max says:

October 25, 2009 at 5:39 pm

hey cornell,
just giver and make some screen prints on rag or unbleached paper. push your work off da computer screen! be worth it dude. get the real texture.