Archive for the ‘geometric design’ Tag

It’s Another Op Attack

A few weeks ago I wrote about Manolo Guerrero’s Optica Normal typeface.

If you wish you had a ‘refresh’ button for your eyes you could add this Dioptical font to your bank. (Found on Michael Surtees’ DesignNotes.)


House 42 applied an optical trick to the Escaptionist Fonstruct font.

And DesignNotes couples it with a seriously heavy bit of RGB animation. Flectchowns is not for the epileptic -so  please read the warning.


Intense stuff. It wouldn’t be fair to leave your eyeballs high and dry like that.

So for the cold bath after the heat, here’s the latest collab between Eltono and MOMO on the ‘Makers’ series. Much gentler, equally geometric and, once again, quite beautiful. Watch it here.


Readers Pop Your Retinas

I love this experimental type by Mexican graphic designer Manolo Guerrero (via).


Optica Normal is not very normal,” say your tricked eyes. Rightly so.

Manolo G build this type with orthogonal lines. It’s designed for 100+ pt size – check the PDF sample.


Inspiration came from the abstract geometry of Colombian op artist Omar Rayo. There’s a nice website for the Museo Rayo and you can take a virtual tour of it here.


How can it feel so good to hurt your eyes this bad? My retinas must have a mind of their own.

Previous geometry:

– The genius of Andy Gilmore

– Olympic op art: Mexico 68

The Geometric Genius

Andy Gilmore, based in Rochester, NY, has a stunning portfolio. Simple.

You can see more of his work at Space Collective; here’s his Flickr photostream.

And if you’ve been paid yet – I sure know I haven’t – you might head over to Etsy and buy the man’s prints.

Well worth putting aside a few dimes. He’s a geometric genius.

More geometric design:

– Manolo Guerrero’s Optica Normal type

– Olympic op art: Mexico 68