Sunday, 3 April 2011

Lucienne Day

Listening to Women's Hour on Radio 4 a wee while ago (yes, I know that must age me significantly, but it's so informative! And has kept me company while I have worked along) they featured an exhibition of Lucienne and Robin Day on at the Pallant House Gallery. I really like Lucienne Day's prints, even so many decades later they look fresh and smart. At my internship I had been doing a little bit of research into futuristic imagery, in a somewhat naive style, with structural lines and imagery like this:

Miette


Crystalline structure

I think that there is a clear linke between 'futuristic' imagery like this, and the sharp lines and block colours that Lucienne Day uses.
Dandelion Clocks, Lucienne Day

Rigs, Lucienne Day

I've been writing this post for a little while now, and the more I think about the style that Lucienne Day started and was part of, and I'm beginning to see her colours and lines everywhere, and to love it! You can even buy Converse trainers in Lucienne Day prints! Here
While looking for imagery I found some lovely blogs, particularly Printspace, an Australian design studio who use the burnt oranges and mustard yellows found in Lucienne Day's designs, with a sweet and cheerful style. Enjoy!

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