Music to your eyes
If for Bach music was the sound of maths, for the artist Andy Gilmore, graphics are the geometry of music. Chromatic vortices capable of hypnotising the eye and bewitching it with deep digital notes.
Gilmore is not new to graphics. A 36 year-old New Yorker with an array of different talents like his kaleidoscopic designs, Andy is a graphic designer, illustrator and, not by chance, a musician. His many clients include the likes of the New York Times T Magazine, Wired and Wallpaper, to name just a few.
The constant creative oscillation between graphic design, illustration and music has harmonised to produce complex digital graphics, that are ultramodern yet at the same time retro, a mix of genres that are synthesised in an original abstract vision.
Swap his lines with violin strings, his polygons with triangles to be struck and the intricate circular spirals with vibraphones for a jazz concert. His work will lead to a spirograph of stars, fashioned at the hands of Fibonacci, with its crown of spiral tentacles capable of seizing the eye, just as the Goldberg Variations enchant the ear and the spirit.
Photos via spacecollective.org
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