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Weekly Inspiration

One of my favorite graphic designers is Maurcio Estrella, ceo/founder of Banicci Imagineers Collective, a branding/ design firm. Known for his use of adding abstracted forms on top of beautiful photography via photo manipulation. Although comfortable in photography, logo designs, and illustration, my favorite artwork from him is his desktopography, which adorn my background and screensaver on my computer. My favorite desktopography series he has made is his weekly wallpapers, which are manipulations of beautiful landscapes, ranging from waterscapes, to mountains, to urban cities.

On top of the pictures, which have been color correctly brilliantly, Estrella manipulates abstracted vector shapes on top of selected pieces in such a way that they blend in to each other. His use of slight gradients within the shapes adds a third dimension that gives the picture a surreal and fantastical look. Usually placed at the top of each picture is a day of the week, done in a clean, thin typeface. The use of the same font and similar abstracted shapes gives the series consistency, and although Estrella has not taken most of the photographs or created the abstracted shapes, his sense of composition and color is one of a great designer.

Maurcio Estralla

Maurcio Estralla