Dan Stafford's Colorful Black Humor - Design Bureau


Dan Stafford’s Colorful Black Humor

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

London based illustrator Dan Stafford creates pieces that have been described as “an aggressive duality of sweet and sinister.” Indeed, the 24-year-old designer coalesces bright color with themes of a macabre nature. His digital illustrations have been featured in many design magazines and books.

Due to his unique aesthetic, it is expected that his approach to art is equally as unique. As Stafford describes his process, the outside viewer can only catch a glimpse of what is going on in his brain. "When working on a brief, I try to crystalize an idea through semiotics that are not only pleasing to the eye, but also to the brain, and occasionally the funny bone. I am keenly interested in pattern and shape as a way to manipulate the human eye, as well as color's innate ability to confuse, disorientate, and direct the viewer's attention.”

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