On The Run Zine

“Miniatures” Post Apocalyptic Art Deco


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This eclectic layered design is reminiscent to that of the glamorous art deco. With its combination of blacks, whites, grays and hints of color  it offers structure with the combination of fluidity, and the dynamic dichotomy of masculine and feminine. Similar to  art deco  it combines traditional craft motifs with machine age  imagery and materials. The style is characterized by rich colors, bold geometric shapes and lavish ornamentation. Art deco became prevalent during the time of interwar when a great amount of change due to the  industrial revolution was transforming culture. Historian Bevis Hillier defined Art Deco as “an assertively modern style…that ran to symmetry rather than asymmetry, and to the rectilinear rather than the curvilinear; it responded to the demands of the machine and of new material…[and] the requirements of mass production.” It will be interesting to see what designs come out of today’s modern changes and evolvements. Hopefully, something as beautiful and lasting as what art deco has done.

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