With my recent visit to Columbus Indiana which included a private tour of the Miller home I have gained a new appreciation for Alexander Girard. When I stumbled across Jonathan Calugi’s Graphic Patterns I felt a strong connection between the two. Jonathan Calugi’s work is original and well done but I can see the simplicity of shape along with repetition of pattern in both these artists work. See more of Jonathan Calugi’s work after the jump.
Jonathan Calugi is an illustrator based in Italy and it is from his self-proclaimed chaotic workspace, that he creates his clean illustration and pattern works. Each piece is a take on his quirky child-like doodles with clean minimal lines and simple, uncomplicated colours.
And it is through these simple visual works, that Jonathan draws in viewers to a basic stand and cultivates appreciation the very epitome of the common phrase of “Less is more”. A very good nudge away from what can be a messy and rather perplexing world at times.