The graphic designer as alchemist
“The graphic designer as alchemist” is Corbin Mahieu’s masterproject at Sint-Lucas Ghent. It’s a sect of graphic designers and artists who try to explain and represent their vision on alchemy/occultism and graphic design and exhibit these results.
Let’s use alchemy as a metaphor for graphic design. Alchemists are trying to create golden designs/images and are trying to communicate only within the group of insiders. Each of these alchemists use alchemy in their own way. By mixing and joining their substances in one big flask, they create the potential of really showing something to the profane world. Without explaining the secrets of the Great Work and Alchemy itself, the viewers and the creators find themselves enriched and therefore could this experiment lead to the alchemical ‘golden’ end result.
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