Originally uploaded by nathanryan

i’ve been really enjoying old 40’s designers. they use really simple shapes and very odd color combonations. and they were masters of type treatment.

this is my feeble tribute to alvin lustig.

i’ve also been finding that it’s fun to try to graphically interperet quotes. so the blocks in this kind of represent monotony. you know, the mundane. chesterton makes the point though (in his book orthodoxy) that things we deem automatic (i.e. the sun rising) may not be some mundane thing. he says that ‘it is possible that every morning god says (to the sun), ‘do it again.’

god does not tire of the mundane the way we do.

in a sense, from chesterton’s point of view, we’ve grown older than god in our minds. the things that should fascinate us, just don’t cut it anymore.

like breathing for example.

this is image 2/10 in the ‘quote series’.

more to come.



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