by Alex Fuller and Gabe Usadel

Sameness

TONIGHT is a release party for this book at Chicago’s Golden Age! More info here.

Alex Fuller and Gabe Usadel follow up their The Incredible Journey that is Consciousness book with another experimentation in pure color, form and line with their new book entitled Sameness. This time restricting themselves to only 2 colors (black and red) with much more rigidness in shapes; Where Incredible Journey utilized squares, triangles and circles and variations of each, Sameness uses only rectangles switching back a forth from diagonal constructionist-style composition to straight and solid vertical and horizontal variations. The influences of De Stijl and Bauhaus as well as inspiration from Chicago’s beautiful modernist architecture is very apparent. And the whole book has less than 10 words in it! A huge selling point for someone like me who would prefer to look at pretty pictures over reading. If you are looking for a reference to help with some experimentation in form and composition, this book is a much needed addition to your library.

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