Contribution to INTERNET AWARE GRAFX.
Internet Aware Grafx is an ongoing online project made by the Netherlands’ Artez Arnhem graphic design student René Munneke. By inviting some designers and illustrators to reinvent a downloadable photoshop file, Munneke tries to capture the essence of several graphic clichés inspired by the internet. Here’s what he have to say by himself: “The project came to be as kind of a tool to research a nameless graphic design/illustration style most of us have become familiar with, as with any established style it quickly becomes riddled with cliché’s, and I started to collect them. The designers at the forefront of this scene all have their distinct styles but I figured if I stripped all this to recognizable common elements the style could be so formulatic that I could make a toolkit out of it.
I’m still trying to figure out how I see myself as a designer, that’s part of the reason I don’t have an online portfolio at the moment. And I think this uncertainty shows in this project. I’m analyzing these internet graphics and I’m trying to figure out how much of it I can really make my own.
One thing I really enjoy about this project is getting in touch with some of the people I admire. I included my mail under the gallery as kind of an afterthought, I never expected to be contacted by some of the people that did.”- René Munneke.
Project featuring Thomas Payne, Nuno Patrício, Alexander Lis, Tim Heiler, Zdeněk Kvasnica, Daniel Littlewood, etc.