accidental aesthetics

…it was an economic bargain that significantly defined the aesthetic terms of comic books: cheap paper, cheap printing, and four-color separations that could not hide their limitations. These accidental aesthetics governed the experience of comics for generations, were appropriated for fine art in the 1960s, and today fall into the “retro” category of graphic design…

why didn’t i think of this: i really love this blog which takes a close up look at old comics, in fact i even once designed an identity that looked like this…

m / 18-01-2011 15:59 - tags: , , ,  

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