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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RA_OUL says:October 13, 2009 at 8:33 am
I really love the simple use of line, shape, color, and form.
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) :]
Do says:October 15, 2009 at 8:57 am
Damn! Reith rules!
max says:October 25, 2009 at 5:39 pm
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.
grace says:October 27, 2009 at 4:15 am
breath taking – I’m awe struck!
Daniel Kent says:July 7, 2010 at 6:03 pm
Great work. Man, I love the palette. I made a series in 07 on book pages torn out of a 1880s bible. You may enjoy these as well. http://ikhoor.com/#370209/Art-Collage-07
Rento says:July 8, 2010 at 2:11 am
the myspace link doesn’t work, but check out his website