Today we are delighted to spotlight the art of Italian graphic designer and videomaker Francesco Mancin. Art, music, fashion and film inspire his work, as does the style of the renowned 1980s design collective The Memphis Group. A talented artist, Mancin has created numerous posters that celebrate Memphis design while adding a contemporary touch to ’80s motifs. Modern yet retro, Mancin’s work exemplifies the artful blend of past and present.
The poster above and the pieces that follow are from the Memphis Series. Geometric forms and bright colors take center stage. In fact, when describing his art, Mancin notes his “’80s sensibility for art and graphics, modernity, geometry and the balance between colors” while crediting Memphis design as a main source of inspiration. As we see below, bold ’80s-style patterns come alive, yet there is a minimalist, industrial quality that brings the piece into today’s world of art and design:
Columns and zebra stripes are two signature ’80s Memphis motifs. Below we see them integrated with colorful forms in a stunning composition:
We end with a work of art that celebrates ’80s tribal design, which has made a huge comeback in recent years. Once again, a variety of patterns are combined in a way that is powerful yet perfectly balanced, thanks to the bright colors and shapes that unify the piece:
A special thank you to Francesco Mancin for inspiring today’s blog post. To learn more about this amazing artist, check out his website, as well as his blog, which celebrates the world of art and design!