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Ryan McGinness, a leading downtown artist and graphic designer, shows how design works, through process, logo development, basic design studies, portfolio work, and experiments, flatnessisgod is made to be an art object in itself. It rides the line between art and design.
Paperback, 253 pages
Published May 28th 1999 by Soft Skull Press (first published 1999)
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Art. FLATNESSISGOD presents a thorough exploration of the basic practiceof seeing and consuming the second dimention. The pages contain paintings, basic design studies, image and type experiments, logo developments, layouts, graffiti converted into corporate logos, art haiku, and mistranslated text from Japanese candy. Ryan McGuinness is an artist who has exhibited his work internationally and has been responsible for numerous events and pranks. His work makes strong social commentary on iconogr ...more
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