Friday, August 01, 2008

David Lance Goines

I wasn't familiar with the work of graphic artist David Lance Goines until I followed a chain of links earlier this evening that lead me in a roundabout way to his website. Having stumbled on his work, I'm a new fan.

Goines has had a long and prolific career, with some associations like the restaurant Chez Panisse enduring for many years. Click on the posters link on his website and there are hundreds of works spanning 40 years from 1968 onwards.

He mines a very retro style with a signature tertiary colour palette, but his work still manages to look really fresh to me. Clean. Heavily influenced by the styles of Art Nouveau, the Arts & Crafts movement, Art Deco and even German Constructivism it would seem.

These are just 4 of hundreds of his designs, and I'm still working my way through them. Fabulous! Quite the treasure trove.

[All pics the work of David Lance Goines.]


yani said...

Ooooooooh... me likee! :)

peter said...

The first one looks like the style of William Morris, but others have a Mucha influence.

Thanks for sharing.

sophie said...

I too recently discovered David Lance Goines. How do you pronounce Goines, do you know?

What I love about his work, in addition to style, is that it's truly artistic. He uses elements of art rather than electronic filters to create his design. So often graphic artists today have not fully studied or no longer use the basic elements. They go right away for the gradient and drop shadow tools, and call it complete.

David Lance Goines certainly does more.

Anonymous said...

I live in Berkeley CA and know the man. "Goines" rhymes with 'coins', 'loins', etc.