Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Pascal Blanchet

Blanchet's work is graphic at best, and utilizes negative space in a brilliant way. And through the use of computer manipulation coupled with an old school collage approach to alot of the work, Blanchet makes use of text, cut up and re-assembled pictures, and graphic features to re-create a nostalgic feel that brings us back to the designers and periodical layouts of the 1950s, with vibrant colors, flat plains of color, marked with minimal lines. I really enjoy the 'cut-out' quality of Blanchet's poster, book cover, and album cover design, with photos, graphic features, and text all working together "retro"-actively. Clients include: The New Yorker, Penguin Books, Drawn and Quarterly, Hewlett Packard, Brown University, and Brigham Young University.

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