You may have already heard that we’re crazy excited about our new Canvas Page Builder extension. We think it’s truly ace. Spectacular. And dare we say it, awesome.
Amongst our excitement, we managed to get a hold of ourselves long enough to think that maybe we’d better get someone else to road test it a bit. That would be the sensible thing to do.
Cue Dave the Incredibly Talented Designer. As much as we’d like to think we have amazing, as yet undiscovered design skills – the hard truth, is that we really don’t. And so we bestowed our precious Canvas Page Builder to Dave the Incredibly Talented Designer and asked him to let rip.
The brief was pretty much, ‘take a day, have a play and see what you come up with’.
So Dave the Incredibly Talented Designer, swiftly plucked a really cool concept out of thin air and decided to base the designs on some of Josef Müller-Brockmann’s classic layouts.
Brockmann is perhaps the most well-known Swiss designer and authored several highly regarded books including Grid Systems in Graphic Design (we didn’t know this until Dave explained it to us. Told you he was incredibly talented).
Here’s how Dave the Incredibly Talented Designer and Canvas Page Builder got on.
The designs aim to show the power of the plugin to create clean effective designs in a short space of time
Dave the Incredibly Talented Designer
The first two designs are interpretations of the layouts from that famous book (Grid Systems in Graphic Design pages 129 & 131) and the second two are more literal takes on his concert posters for the Tonhalle in Zurich. The designs are by no means pixel perfect reproductions of the originals but aim to show the power of the plugin to create clean effective designs in a short space of time.
Cool example #1: Walter Gropius Remix
Cracking example #2: The New Swiss Film Remix
Smashing example #3: Junifestkonzert 1957 Switzerland
Stupendous example #4: Tannhauser Bluthochzeit 1966 Switzerland
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