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Highly Stylized Minimalism: Art by Geoff McFetridge


A black and white drawing of three men standing on each other's headsUntitled

Geoff McFetridge is an artist and graphic designer from California whose style could be described as highly stylized minimalism. While the artist’s works are generally figurative, McFetridge pairs his subjects down to their most basic colours and shapes, creating images that sometimes seem like abstractions at first glance.

 

A CD cover for Death Cab for Cutie with Magick*Magick OrchestraAlbum layout for Death Cab for Cutie and Magick*Magick Orchestra Live LP (Cover View)

The artist’s company, Champion Graphics, is located in Los Angeles and has worked with corporations, publications, film projects and other clients including The New York Times, Patagonia, Nike, Oreo and Vans. Some of the artist’s earlier designs have showcased a more illustrative feel, focusing on line art and using either no colour, or just one or two colours in an image. McFetridge’s work with Patagonia showcases this style, with detailed graphic tee shirt designs of animals, plants, people and vehicles.

 

McFetridge has also collaborated with companies – and band such as OK Go – to create animation projects. These animations bring to life the artist’s minimal yet colourful style. And don’t forget to check out some of our own designers on the blog!

 

A cover for Peloton Magazine next to the original painting by Geoff McFetridgeCover for Peloton Magazine (left) and original painting (right)


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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. She is a recent graduate of Emily Carr University of Art and Design, where she studied Critical and Cultural Practices. She is passionate about talking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In her studio practice she is a painter, but she considers herself an art writer and educator foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises

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