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Seven Sins by Alexey Malina

Seven Sins by Alexey Malina

Seven Sins by Alexey Malina

Seven Sins by Alexey Malina

Gustavo says:

Amazing. Perhaps new symbols for the new language of the future.

Deadly Illustration

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

Ambiguity abounds in Russian graphic designer Alexey Malina‘s poster series, “Seven Sins.” Minimal in both color and design, each of Malina’s posters envisions one of the seven deadly sins — wrath, greed, sloth, pride, lust, envy and gluttony — with a corroding geometric shape.

Using elemental shapes in stark contrast, Malina strips graphic representation to its base. The visual metaphors aren’t immediately obvious, but instead, the shape-shifting black mass draws the viewer in through alluring mystery, just like the sins themselves. When Malina shifts a square from a diamond orientation for Pride to a flat-bottom square for Sloth, his deliberate attention to detail is made clear.

 

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