Thursday, August 25, 2016

ancient graphic design (Altamira)


any design begins with a mark.

many of the paintings at ancient Altamira appear to have been airbrushed, a sophisticated technique (which may be done as shown).


now,

two hollow bones are used, one set perpendicularly in a container of water and ochre, the other is held in the mouth. the artist could not resist making a mark with his hand.



this is early graffiti. the hand-print was obtained by smearing ochre and water on the hand, and then pressing it on the wall.

this is the photoshop of ice age hunters.


what is this design appealing to? ritual symbols. worship? totem? a bit of everything.

see the "eye" of the face has been outlined in black. THIS IS MAGIC.