Philographics: Genis Carreras

Philographics: Genis Carreras

Philographics: Genis Carreras

[quote]A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery[/quote]

I discovered the work of Genis Carreras via his Kickstarter campaign this morning, and I think it’s brilliant. I’m a big fan of paring down concepts and ideas into simpler, digestible chunks and his project, Philographics aim to distill the meanings of various philosophical -isms out there into a simple graphic and accompanying text that’s as simple as the image itself.

Reducing complex matters into something that is able to be understood easily takes great skill – conversely (and ironically!) it doesn’t take much for simple matters to get wholly complicated. And therein lies the beauty of the project. It’s definitely something to think about (especially for students) when communicating ideas.

Happy Monday folks! Also, don’t forget that the giveaway of the Draw Your Own Alphabets book is ending tomorrow, so share with me your favorite fonts to be one of five lucky winners!

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