Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Abstract Art of 1950s Fashion Print

After browsing through a new purchase request, '1980s Fashion Print' by Marnie Fogg (available in the Library soon!), we looked up another book in the series by the same author, '1950s Fashion Print', and were struck by the abstract beauty of the designs, which could easily be exhibited as artworks in themselves.

Abstraction was intrinsic to 1950s print design, with designers (in parallel with the painters of the day) using creatively organised shapes, forms and colours which had no counterparts in nature.

Take out '1950s Fashion Print' , available on the first floor of the Library, and be inspired for your next project.