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NICK JOHNSON

Fun with toys -
Having fun with you︎


Throughout my studies of design at VCU I have fallen in love with using playful and informative typography. With a goal of pushing my chosen message for a more accepting view on whatever life throws at you with a concentration in compassion. Using type as a starting point in 2017 my publications of books and posters conveyed a metaphysical meditative space I traveled to while in the creation process. The mostly black and white type heavy created from 2017-18 paved the way for my 2018-19 work. I focused on specific issues of our modern day that can be traced back to a lack of a compassionate mindset towards other individuals and our planet. After exhausting myself through books and posters I knew my work needed to exist outside of traditionally printed boundaries. Accessibility or looking at work through a different lens other than print is the direction I took.

In terms of visual aspects, I have used free flowing blobular to maintain a light, happy, and almost ethereal space. In essence, I am pursuing the idea of a more interactive experience for the viewer to feel my deep care and concern of the subject matter. I try to kill the feeling of presenting my audience to what I think is right. I am involved in my work emotionally more than anything else. I may not always be the biggest fan of my aesthetics but the messages behind the visuals are what I carry as personal truths and affirmations that I believe can help anyone live with more compassion. This is why I continue to learn and create.

Observable patterns of my work can be described by an emotionally driven type treatment with close attention on using a grid to maintain a level of organization. Other than my love for type and colorful objects, I have made it a goal to dip my toes into kinetic visual language. My conceptual process is what I believe to stay the most consistent overall.

The bottom line is:
Compassion is the key.

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This online exhibition is open 24/7, where you are in the world ︎ This online exhibition is open 24/7, wherever you are in the world ︎ This online exhibition is open 24/7, wherever you are in the world ︎