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LOOKING AT: GOP 100 Deconstructing Dumbo | DesignNotes by Michael Surtees

LOOKING AT: GOP 100 Deconstructing Dumbo

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While politics is never out of season, in my guesstimation people are more concerned about the economy than the DMC and GOP logos at the moment. However I finally got my hands on a couple copies of GOP 100 Deconstructing Dumbo that I had mentioned in a late January Link Drop so I thought I’d show a couple of the illustrations that are my favourite. The back of the book gives credit to both Thomas Fuchs and Felix Sockwell as both the illustrators and designers.

There’s a couple different ways a person could view the illustrations—both as a political and creative exercise in concept and execution, and also an example of substance that probably will hold their own over time. While I think timelessness in design is a bit of an over exaggerated ideal, if a viewer were to compare any number of the examples in Deconstructing Dumbo vs some of the illustrations that are to be seen on http://ffffound.com it’s hard to view the thinking in the same light.

Because budgets are tight in both the design and advertising worlds, will illustration be the go to visual? Could it be a brightspot where things aren’t that exciting these days. I’m not sure but examples like this where concept trumps style is worth hoping for.

You can get your own copy at http://www.thomasfuchs.com/site/digital/Digitalpage001.html

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  • davey

    Fuchs and Sock rock!