Jouri Toreev is a graphic designer from Belarus who we’re ashamed to have only just discovered. Since the mid-1980s, the Minsk-based designer has been creating superbly abstract and painterly graphic design work, as well as more set design-reliant pieces of commercial imagery. His often minimal colour palettes frequently rely on red, and their sweeping unusual shapes give them a feel of eastern European 1960s movie posters. Jouri’s vast portfolio includes a series of unusual calligraphy pieces, where expressive letterforms fill the page in sweeping gestures. Elsewhere he’s also created a series of abstract expressionist-style paintings, ranging from Braque-esque tree scenes to more traditional landscapes and colourful geometry-led compositions.
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