Monday, April 16, 2012

The White Stripes: De Stijl

I came across this album cover last semester during History of Design. This is The White Stripes' album De Stijl, which cleverly utilizes the early 1900s Dutch art style of the same name. 

De Stijl was all about harmony through order. Artists strove to create a pure abstraction through stripping a design down to its simplest forms; a juxtaposition of horizontal and vertical lines done in primary colours and with black and white. The cover is a great recreation of this Art Movement, as well as a good fit for the White Stripes' personal style.

The White Stripes: De Stijl

1924 De Stijl Composition by Theo Van Doesburg

A painting by De Stijl artist Piet Mondrian

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