Spassky Fischer’s vivid and graphic designs for an oil painting art book

Date
26 February 2016
Reading Time
1 minute read

Formed in 2014, France-based studio Spassky Fischer has created work for a number of publishers, galleries and creative businesses. Having just launched its new website, the studio’s latest project for French publisher Flammarion is the perfect intro to Spassky Fischer’s frantic but stylish work.

Titled, 105 œuvres de la peinture occidentale, the art book showcases the writings of Michel Butor and offers a look at the history of Western painting. A rich subject matter, the design challenges the traditional painterly style it discusses with a bold and graphic cover. Blocks of colour are intersected by black lines in Mondrian-esque formations and these grids make their way into the pages of the book, as though they’re containing the material within. Chapters are separated by large sans serif type that crawls over the page and there’s swatches of colour throughout, highlighting the juxtaposition between styles.

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Spassky Fischer: 105 œuvres de la peinture occidentale

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Spassky Fischer: 105 œuvres de la peinture occidentale

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Spassky Fischer: 105 œuvres de la peinture occidentale

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Spassky Fischer: 105 œuvres de la peinture occidentale

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Spassky Fischer: 105 œuvres de la peinture occidentale

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Spassky Fischer: 105 œuvres de la peinture occidentale

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Rebecca Fulleylove

Rebecca became staff writer at It’s Nice That in March 2016 before leaving the company at the end of 2017. Before joining the company full time she worked with us on a freelance basis many times, as well as stints at Macmillan Publishers, D&AD, Dazed and frieze.

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