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Pattern On Pattern

About this Poster

I'm into patterns a lot lately. How different patterns are juxtaposed to create a new pattern— that's what gave me the idea of using different patterns on my poster. And since the patterns were adding enough visual noise already, I wanted to utilize negative space for creating basic yet intricate shapes to delineate the cropped section of a bike.

Size
18.0″ x 24.0
Paper
French Paper, Pop-Tone, Banana Split
Color
2-color screen print

Meet Simón Lam

Location
St. Louis, Missouri USA
About

Born in Venezuela, I came to the US in 2006. Today, I am an Art Director at 2e Creative. I die for angular lines and shapes, all-caps condensed type, and anything yellow. Oh, and I love shoes so much that I refuse to wear the same pair twice in one week.

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Back Story

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One
Three From Two

I started by deciding whether I wanted to do a full silhouette or a cropped section of a bike. I then determined the cutting lines that were projected from the basic frame and shapes of the bike, followed by me drawing several patterns and playing around with different weights and colors. I used a colored paper to provide a 3-color poster using only 2-color printing.

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Two
Metallic FTW

In a way, the patterns represent the different conditions a cyclist faces: the dotted pattern resembles dust and noise, the dashed pattern mimics rain, and both angular patterns symbolize leaves and snow. Also, it has metallic ink. I mean, who doesn't like metallic ink, right?

 

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Three
Simple, But Effective

I just love the anatomy of a bicycle: How the simple lines and shapes interact with each other to create something just as simple, but beautifully effective.