Cubism was founded by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque. This art style emphasizes flat shapes and ignores traditional perspective. My design is inspired by Synthentic Cubism, which features simple overlapping shapes and brilliant colors.
The Memphis Group formed in 1981 in Milan, Italy. Their designs were a post-modern reaction against the clean lines of modernism. This radical and outrageous style blended design traits of 1950s kitsch, Art Deco, and Pop Art.
Some characteristics of Memphis design include:
- asymmetrical shapes
- circles, triangles, and other geometric shapes
- bright neon, primary and pastel colors
- bold, repetitive patterns
Below is my try at creating a Memphis style design.
Boho, or bohemian, style takes its influence from free spirits of the past. For example, the Romantics, the French Bohemians, and the Aesthetic Movement. Also, the Beat Generation and Hippie Culture. Although usually used in fashion and home decor, I created a boho inspired design.
The following are some of the characteristics of boho design:
- Bright and/or earthy colors
- Lace, crochet, and macrame
- Natural & rustic finishes
- Global & ethnic elements
- Mid century modern, and styles from the 60’s & 70’s
- Mixture of patterns
- Paisley, tribal, floral, & geometric prints
This is my take on an Art Nouveau inspired design. Art Nouveau is a style of art and design that was popular between 1890 and 1910. Its main characteristics are organic, asymmetrical lines and stylized natural forms. Additionally, it used muted, earthy colors.
Art Deco was born in the 1920’s, the age of Jazz, modern technology, and optimism. Its symmetry, layered geometric shapes, and line art are the opposite of Art Nouveau’s organic designs. Additionally, it uses.smooth curves and rich color palettes. Above all, it is bold, modern, and extravagant. Above you can see my my Art Deco inspired design.