Wednesday, 9 May 2012
Pretty Ugly: Visual Rebellion in Design by TwoPoints.Net (Gestalten, 2012) explores an emerging design approach that spans product design, print, art, graphics and visual communication. The new book profiles the "trailblazers of tomorrow's design" - who use dragging, pixellation and otherwise digitally-inspired techniques to create a visual mash-up of styles and references.
Read it to get a handle on this important emerging trend in design, which ties into both WGSN's macro trend Jpeg Gen, and the New Aesthetic - a contemporary philosophy sparked by the internet and our increasingly digital lives.
Subscribers can also read our trend report Cut & Paste - which provided an early taste of this direction for interiors back in 2010.