Spring-Summer 17

season

Graphic inspirations

On the edge of impertinence

It crunches and prickles,
super-colourful, ultra-naive, highly stylised, or totally trashed,
and always 100% offbeat.

©Abby_Lichtman_PVDesigns_SS17

POP ICONS

Archetypes and everyday heroes represented and illustrated in a stylized manner,
with a hint of mockery and humour.
Colours overlap and interfere with each other
with neat precise lines drawn in a felt tip.
XXL felt flowers are printed with happy motifs.
Shapes are simplified and abstracted, for a direct, clear and above all destabilizing message.

©Elise_Hannebicque_PVDesigns_SS17  ©JohnLisle_PVDesigns_SS17  ©Strelitzia_Beach_PVDesigns_SS17 

PLAY ON MATERIALS AND FRAMES

Shadows and textures suggested by meticulously arranged stripes and tiny dots.
Tinted areas are partial or covering,
always precisely positioned to blend in with the typography.
Serigraphy and imitation effects express hidden elements revealed only through a second reading.

PVDesigns_SS17  ©Romain_Gillet_PVDesigns_SS17  ©Marina_Esmeraldo_PVDesigns_SS17

On the edge of control

A celebration of accidents!

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REPEAT GESTURES

The wayward movement becomes a guideline: the error is repeated and multiplied into a motif.
A hitch, a false move, a spontaneous act are merely pretexts to set the tone. Intentional or not,
there's a search for contrast between control and letting go.
Like a word that starts off with neat and precise lettering,
and ends in a spontaneous stroke, as if spray-tagged.
Digital techniques imitate this uncertain hand, for innovative paintings.

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ARRHYTHMIC AND CADENCED 

A study in rupture, lines that are stopped.
Broken geometry and diverted breaks create
imaginary architectures and landscapes.
The line is drawn in cadenced, graduated, uneven, and always graphic spots.

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About choice, into the placement, the contrast, in what’s shown and what’s concealed, in fullness and emptiness …

Leaving the edges and borders to get INSIDE the subject!

©Jack_Jones_Design_PVDesigns_SS17

 

SINGULAR PLACEMENT

An edge, a corner, an angle, or the skilfully studied central space.
Choppy/offbeat graphics, and deliberate asymmetry.
A play on fullness and emptiness,
or concealing, the better to reveal.

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DETERMINANT CHOICE

A certain idea of deliberate decisions, with offhanded frankness.
A notion of extremity in choosing black for impact, as a frame, to underscore the message and the colour.

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A PLAY ON PLANES

Choosing to show just one part, a section.
Discovering elements in the background / writing and painting on a multitude of planes.

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On the edge of the line

The clearness of the line.

©Akiko_Kayano_PVDesigns_SS17

SIMPLE, ESSENTIAL, BUT NOT STRAIGHT

An irregular, random line,
free and spontaneous,
thin and risky.

  ©Hillary_Waters_Fayle_PVDesigns_SS17  ©Rose-Lynn_Fisher_PVDesigns_SS17

EPHEMERAL LINES

The line traces a wise path
for just an instant.
A photographic snap capturing an infinitesimal moment, the faint trace of a fine streak,
accompanying human silhouettes.

 ©Laurent_Millet_PVDesigns_SS17  ©Laurent_Millet_PVDesigns_SS17

BY NATURE

The line is expressed in natural elements,
by light, in reflections,
by air, in evanescent chemical elements,
by science, as tears seen under a microscope.

©Sarkis_PVDesigns_SS17

On the edge of normal

Out of the ordinary floral duos.

©Abby_Lichtman_PVDesigns_SS17

SUPRISING ALLIANCES

Sublime carnivorous flowers juxtapose brightly electrical leaves and petals to create confusion between aversion and attraction.

Digital techniques pepper scattered patterns with synthetic leaves, contrasting with voluptuous pastel floral droplets.

©Mael_Nozahic_PVDesigns_SS17  PVDesigns_SS17 ©Ulysse_Darcoe_PVdesigns_SS17

DANCE-LIKE

Purple petals swirl and flow near a floral fan evoking fleshy veins.

Chrysanthemums traced out in ultrafine lines irradiate the surface under a microscope, while a heart of true petals fuses flamboyant shades with an artificial dazzle.

©Macato_Murayama_PVDesigns_SS17 Peter_Gentenaar_PVDesigns_SS17 

GRAPHIC INTERLACINGS

Stripes blur readings, interrupt the painting of a bouquet, as if seen through wavy glass.

Micro daisies with a psychedelic look are combined in extravagant three-tones, while giant blooms invade spaces to better intoxicate with their alluring perfumes.

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