Boy, the term “been there, done that, got the t-shirt” rings true today. I’m a big fan of M.C. Escher and deeply appreciate and am inspired by his work, both as a graphic designer and artist, and so I was astonished today to find what is likely – directly or indirectly – the archetypal artist for his work.
I recently came across a blog, new to me called lines and colors run by Charley Parker. Charley says he created the blog because he delights in the “feeling of wide-eyed discovery” and by being “dazzled by the discovery of new artists or genres” that have sparked his imagination. He covers everything from Medieval to Dada.
I was shuffling through his recent archives and found a post about Lorenz Stöer that really caught me off guard. If you are an Escher fan, no doubt you will see why in a split second. Thumb through this gallery below and be sure to click through to see the high-res Flickr set of these great woodcuts and prints. Visit lines and colors for more info about Lorenz Stöer that Charley researched for our enlightenment.
Now I’m inspired! Random-geometric, psuedo-architecture, drawn-in-pencil-and-inked-with-a-Micron-in-my Moleskine, here I come! Right here, right now, I commit to doodling and then posting something along these lines :).
Ever so slighty, a few recent posts of mine reminds me of the heavy-lined geometric oddities of the work of Lorenz:
- Art House Co-Op’s “The Sketchbook Project” Moleskine sketches, pages 12-13
- Art House Co-Op’s “The Sketchbook Project: Library” and daily Moleskine sketches
The above 2 sketch posts were not intended to be architectural per se, but I do have a fascination with hand-drawn 3d lettering and fake 3d spaces filled with random geometric forms.