Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Wes Wilson (OUGD103)

Wes Wilson is something of a pioneer in 1960s graphics. He specialised in designing concert posters for the psychedelic rock bands of the late 1960s. This how he became so big. His typographic method is extremely relevant to my work as a contextual reference. Through colour and form. The colour is important. Wilson at times uses complementary colours to really make an image stand out.

It is clear how contemporary designers such as Sarah King - to name one in particular - have been influenced typographically by Wilson. It is a style that is not dead. I hope to revive an essence of it in my own work to communicate the fun of going to bars and pubs in freshers week to next years graphic design freshers.

Wilson is still working today as an artist and designer.



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