Summer Grids from 2018

I’m taking a trip back to 2018 for this post which, yes, you guessed it, seems like a lifetime ago now. These geometric grid pieces were given the working title Summer Nights and attempted to abstract a warm vibe with vivid and electric colours. I believe the ultimate goal was to make letters out of them, but unfortunately they were not finished before they were abandoned.

However, revisiting these in 2021 created the germ of the ideas that have appeared in recent weeks, so they are now pertinent.

Indeed the new pieces were made on the same files as the 2018 work, hence the similar colours and style. Some do stick out rather, though; even more once I dragged them kicking and screaming into Photoshop for some filtering fun.

Perhaps it says something that, after all of this experimentation, I ended up going back to the very first idea and really found it to be the most enjoyable process. Maybe I will try and put some letters together after all, although saying I might do something on here seems to be the kiss of death for my productivity! Fingers crossed for an exception to the rule.

So there we are: what’s old is new again. if you don’t like it now, put it away but don’t bin it. You might need it in three years.

4 comments
  1. Love these! There is a 60s through to 80s graphic feel on some. The summernights2e is a fave with all that detail and colour put in. Summernights6 – windmills! And summergrid2 is so dreamy!

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    • Jacob said:

      Thanks mister! Yes, always a retro blast playing with bold colours. I liked 2e too with the way they stand out on the black, almost jewel-like. It was just a rotation of the same image in Photoshop with the ‘difference’ layer style; not one I normally use, but a pleasing effect here!

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