Yesterday’s Forgotten Future…

November 1, 2015 Leave a comment Go to comments

I came across these rather excellent images recently.

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They’re produced by a group that goes by the name of Dorothy (wearedorothy) a graphic design/ arts studio whose “about” page tells me that their work has been variously described as ‘beautifully clever’ and ‘terribly wicked’. Whatever, they obviously have very similar tastes to me…

These images are part of a series entitled Lost Destinations, although I prefer the sub title they use on each print and which I’ve used to title this post.. The idea of yesterdays ideal architectural solutions becoming derided and forgotten tomorrow, as materials, theories and tastes develop and change is something that interests me greatly.

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Visitors to these pages will instantly understand why these prints appeal: demolished/ forgotten/misunderstood brutalist architectural masterpiece? (check), block colours and strong shadows? (check), simplified graphic/ illustrative styling? (check), dynamic viewpoint with portentous sky? (check), classic sans serif font? (check)….

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And what’s more, at £35 each for 5 beautiful colours on very nearly half a square meter of 120gsm uncoated art paper, they’re an absolute bargain…

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  1. Bridget Rees
    November 1, 2015 at 17:57

    As art works they are LOVELY – though lacking that faint aroma of urine and dying banana-skin that would really take an oldie like me down memory lane. It was our generation that believed in the art-work – and what did we get – Ronan Point! But it is wonderful to have one’s youthful enthusiasms brought back from the dead. Thank you – I really mean that.

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