The Humble Pixel: Minimalist posters that celebrate the backbone of design

in Inspiration / Graphic Design

Chris Smyth, founder and creative director of London design studio Made By Smyth has released his latest project, a five part series of A2 limited edition minimalist screen-prints that aim to celebrate the Humble Pixel, and funded through Kickstarter.

He explains: "The start of any project always begins with one thing: the humble pixel. A quiet, shy little guy who doesn't ever get much appreciation, yet is the backbone of everything us designer types create. This project is a celebration of this tiny little bundle of creativity.

"Why the circle? Pixels are little squares I hear you say! Well, dots are circles, right? Welcome to our new little take on 'Dots Per Inch'... 'Dots Per Poster!'..."

He continued: “In a day and age when almost everything is digital, fighting for the birthplace of the pixel – print, is a battle which is getting harder and harder. The truth is nothing will ever beat the feel, smell and beauty of fresh inks on a page. So we have created our own beautifully simple series of A2 posters to celebrate the journey we all go on as a project begins and develops."

There are five posters in the series, each with a short run of 50. Four in bright white on a beautiful Fedrigoni 170gsm Black Sirio and the final is a stunning glossy metallic gold. Each print will be hand-numbered and signed by Smyth. Posters will be sold through various sources for £30 each with free postage. Poster sets (all five prints) will be available for £100.

If you like the look of this project, you can show your support over on Kickstarter.

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