Monday, August 17, 2009

Gothic Axeman: Gregory Coats

When I say Gothic you think Goth.

There shouldn't be such a strong link between some of the most interesting architecture, and some of the silliest uses of make-up to date (well, besides the Scene appeal). I want to disrupt, for the moment, this link in favor of talking about something interesting.

When they teach typography in our program, they usually associate epochs of type with architecture to further reinforce the idea behind the time. The most common being Gothic architecture with the Texturas and Frakturs and later on the Bastardas and finally the Rotundas with Renaissance architecture, primarily brunileschi's Cathedral in Florence.

There is nothing interesting interesting about this primarily, but it is quite interesting when the powerful decorative nuances of Gothic architecture seep into the very marrow of someones work.

When I think Gothic graphic design, Gregory Coats has it. Its lush, its manicured, it has all the graceful marks and decorative appeal of centuries past. Its beautiful.

1 comment:

  1. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. yummy design.