Dani Aristizabal, who refers to himself as an ‘overbearing cat dad’ (which instantly puts him in our good books), is a graphic designer and illustrator who is interested in capturing the cosmic motion of things.
Based in Barcelona, Spain, he works off the vibe that the universe is giving him, creating work that is psychedelic, colourful and almost looks good enough to eat. He creates new forms of type that literally melt off the page in gelatinous blobs, and disembodied hands crack open eggs full of geometrically patterned yolks.
Aristizabal also pokes fun at modern phenomena, creating a series of uniquely designed “selfies.” With the domain of graphic design constantly changing, artists and designers constantly have to do more and more creative projects to adapt, which is where the rise to prominence of “high art” graphic design stems from. Aristizabal is particularly adept at this, creating an entire new alphabet for the ’36 Days of Type’ project- incorporating eighties pool imagery, colours, line and the female body.
Interested not only in cosmology, space and time, the precision within Dani’s work is almost mathematical. The future is here, and the future is a young graphic designer full of big ideas.
Words Ruby Giles