Spirograf Posters

Posted by Scott

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These Spirograf posters by Greig Anderson (Effektive) are absolutely wonderful. I love when people use techniques or styles that have laid dormant or were just overlooked as passé to create new and exciting design. Also check out the rest of Greig’s work, it’s all very good.
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James says:

May 21, 2008 at 11:26 am

so memorizing. i cant help but look at them and look for inconsistencies in the patterns even though i know there may be none. Kind of like going to a circus and almost expecting a mistake to happen. maybe im crazy :D wish i could buy a set :(


Brandon says:

May 21, 2008 at 12:07 pm

If they were done in pen that is awesome. But it looks like a technique in illustrator….


Topher says:

May 21, 2008 at 12:39 pm

Brandon, I agree. They seem to have been created with the shape tools plus the tilde key in illustrator. I still find them elegant.


Greig says:

May 21, 2008 at 4:36 pm

Hey guys, thanks for the comments, I did actually create some Spirograph designs initially for hand drawn badges that I was producing with a 1969 Deny’s Fisher Sprirograph Set but as some of you have rightly pointed out these designs for posters more recently have been created using the tilde function in illustrator. For instance most of the 6 designs could not be created using Spirograph thats why I called them Sprirograf, they are a concept inspired by my actual set. I will re write my copy so as not to confuse. Glad you like the stuff though :)


Brad says:

May 21, 2008 at 4:44 pm

The spirograph posters are pretty cool. The designer’s other work is even more impressive. Only three years out of school, too. Amazingly talented.


Scott says:

May 22, 2008 at 12:36 pm

I’m even more impressed when people are able to successfully replicate real world techniques using a computer, that’s awesome. The rest of your work is excellent as well, congrats.


Emanuel says:

September 5, 2008 at 10:57 pm

These are made strictly with illustrator… There’s sort of like a “hidden feature” in the program that creates this repetition effect like the spirograph… Even better, shapes like these take litteraly 3 seconds to make :) one mouse move and boom! The posters are very nice tho.