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Brilliant Stripes

Each week we bring you a trio of Good Things in art and design, chosen from the infinite creative archives of Present & Correct

Brilliant Stripes
Brilliant Stripes

To put a joyful, bi-coloured spring into your step, Good Things celebrates the wonder of stripes

A few weeks back we celebrated the dot, so it seemed only right to honour their partner, the stripe. Here are a few of our favourites, from a seemingly infinite genre, and for daily stripes, check out the I Like Stripes Too Tumblr or rummage through the back catalogue at Patternity.

As their name suggests, Raw Color have a thing for a bright hue and a pleasing pattern. Their stripy protest placards and Sophisticated Geometry book are the perfect antidote to a grey morning.

Placards created by Raw Color for the On Tour A/W11 Lookbook
Placards created by Raw Color for the On Tour A/W11 Lookbook
Sophisticated Geometry by Raw Colour
Sophisticated Geometry by Raw Colour
Sophisticated Geometry by Raw Colour
Sophisticated Geometry by Raw Colour
Costa Nova, in Portugal, is surely the stripiest town of them all. Once occupied by fishermen, the houses were painted with stripes so that they stood out from the land and from a distance. Every town needs a street like this. Find more pictures here.
Costa Nova, Aveiro, Portugal
Costa Nova, Aveiro, Portugal
Costa Nova, Aveiro, Portugal
Costa Nova, Aveiro, Portugal
Costa Nova, Aveiro, Portugal
Costa Nova, Aveiro, Portugal

Many artists have been fixated with stripes. Bridget Riley, Frank Stella, Agnes Martin to name but a few. Our favourite, for his stripe filled rooms, entrances and wind socks is French artist Daniel Buren. Daniel is to the stripe, what Yayoi Kusama is to the spot.
Daniel Buren, Entrance Doors at Bortolami Gallery, Work In Situ 2013
Daniel Buren, Entrance Doors at Bortolami Gallery, Work In Situ 2013
Daniel Buren, Le vent souffle où il veut, 2003
Daniel Buren, Le vent souffle où il veut, 2003
Daniel Buren, Murs de peintures, 1966-77
Daniel Buren, Murs de peintures, 1966-77

Present & Correct is a design blog and stationery store in London founded by graphic designers Neal Whittington and Mark Smith.

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