Gracing the cover of the latest issue of Varoom is the Zurich-based illustrator and/or graphic designer (graphic illustrator?) Stephan Walter. Though it’s his process that makes him hard to pin-down – vector drawings constructed in 3D because sometimes 2D just isn’t enough – his tech-knowledge base is more akin to an architect or engineer with the level of detail he can achieve in each work.
Speaking to Varoom, Stephan outlined his philosophy that “picture and type shouldn’t be separated. The type should always be part of the design and not just information.” So the words are literally built into the image like a byzantine oil refinery-cum-Las Vegas strip and there they belong, eschewing any idea of them being super-imposed to deliver a message rather than being the message.
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