Last week, Suloni encouraged us to go to the Harry Ransom Center for “The Rise of Everyday Design” exhibit. Personally, I’ve never been to HRC, and I regret it so much, because I had 4 year to visit this amazing place that archives various artworks. But, nevertheless, I was fortunate enough to go before I graduate this May! So thank you, Suloni.
This exhibit showed a new and detailed look at the history of the Arts and Crafts movement that took place in America and in Britain. My eyes were first drawn to the “Glass shots.” The sketches were so colorful, so simple yet so intricate… And the labelling of the sketches and the description felt like I was reading the artist’s mind.
I also realized that there were great number of books with illustrations and various typography. I have no idea how artisans from the old days did it but… They are SO talented, and I have no idea how they were able to get the exact details without photoshop or anything… Kudos to them. I was interested in illustrations with women in the mid 1800’s to early 1900’s and their depiction in various novels.
mmm, the use of text & colors…
I also have a very special place in my heart for Shakespeare’s works…
I am also a huge fan of b&w works, as well as designs that effectively use negative space:
ugh yes INK!!!!!! so beautiful!
Beautiful sketches & line works.. I am definitely drawn to line drawings, as well as flowers (:
A little shoutout to this amazing architectural drawing:
I am also in love with patterns, vibrant colors/ earth tones, and geometric shapes. Kind of goes hand in hand with clean-cut line drwaings… So obviously, I was in love with this particular section of the exhibit:
And last but not least… Thought this was just hilarious.