Chris Spollen & Daniel Pelavin

26 Oct

by Chris Spollen

Spollen and Pelavin are both vector artists whose styles are very different.  Spollen’s work takes an almost traditional-media feel, where Pelavin’s is starkly graphic.  I chose these two pieces because I thought they displayed their differences perfectly.

 With almost an identical theme, we can see the detail and ambient texture of Spollen’s train, seeming stoic and stopped, and how it is contrasted by the warm-toned one-dimensional shapes that set Pelavin’s train in motion by an angled line.

by Daniel Pelavin

         

Spollen (left) has a very steampunk taste with mechanical pieces and use of vintage photographs and toned texture, that appear in almost all his pieces in some form.

.Pelavin’s typography was fascinating to look through. The bold font styles, monochromatic or limited color schemes and playful placing, made for eye-catching pieces throughout his gallery. I especially liked his vintage styled logo’s such as this one (right).

I enjoyed, once again, looking and studying other artists’ work, and will take inspiration from them.

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