Graphic Design and 3D Street Art - Part I

golden-gate-bridgeUsing Perspective as a Design Tool
Students of graphic design colleges learn to enhance or bring their graphics to life by using perspective.

Or in other words, making foreground objects bigger than distant objects that eventually end in a vanishing point.

Although this technique may seem rather pedestrian, it is a relatively recent discovery and was only developed after the 1300s.

3D Pavement Art: A New Perspective
lilly-pad-jullian-beeverStreet art has been around for many years.

But the recent development of elaborate 3D pavement drawings has garnered a new interest in art for some. It is enjoyed and admired by many and in some cases, used as a vehicle for corporate advertising.

The specific method for this art is called anamorphic.

The art form seems unremarkable when viewed from various points, but if viewed from one particular angle, the image takes on an eerily three dimensional realism.

Inspiration from Street Artists
The impact of 3D pavement art is hard to gauge, but if reactions by passersby from around the world are any indication of its influence, we probably can safely say that these art displays are not only entertaining, but have inspired artists and graphic designers to improve their skills.

butterfly-street-artThe Masters
There are several world renowned 3-D pavement artists who have influenced the look and direction of this art form.

Some of these artists have formal training from graphic design schools or colleges while others are self-taught. But regardless of where they received their education in art, it is evident that they are truly masters of what they do.

What you are about to view is art that was drawn on pavement. Click on each image for a full-sized look.

Edgar Mueller
Born on July 10, 1968 in Straelen, Germany, Mueller had an early interest in art as a young child and was intrigued by the many paintings of rural scenes of his town.

He has an extensive education in communication design but was most influenced by the 3-D street art of Kurt Wenner and Julian Beever.

In 1998 he was honored with the title of Master Street Painter, awarded at the Grazie Festival, the world's largest street art festival. This title has been given to only a handful of artists.

For more of Edgar Mueller's work, go to his official website metanamorph.com.

Next Time...
We hope you liked Mr. Mueller's artwork. Next time we meet we'll display Julian Beever's fantastic images. They are an inspiration to many artists and art admirers.

Until next time, keep on designing!

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