Diamond of the Desert by Alison King

Diamond of the Desert

title

Diamond of the Desert

agency

Ligature LLC

Submission by

Alison King

Project Lead

Alison King / Alison King

Contributors

The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and Spoke Art Gallery invited Alison King to illustrate another iconic Wright home for their "Timeless" series of pop art posters, intended to make Wright's work more accessible to young collectors. Wright's Boomer House plan is based on a grid of triangles, diamonds and hexes, so the grid was tilted up to guide the poster's geometry. The ocotillo, clouds and stones embedded in the desert masonry all follow a skewed triangle grid.

Backlit by a series of setting suns, the cool landscape in the foreground shows the shady respite from a long day in July, when quail will finally come out to play.

Reflecting the "Timeless" theme and leveraging the pop art vibe, the stage is set as a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.


Alison King

2020 has been a year unlike any other. I've seen brands endure great suffering, closure, and reinvention. We have no choice but to adapt to the circumstances provided to us. Luckily, as designers, we are quite used to navigating these shifting sands! There will always be a demand for good design that solves problems. If there's one trend that has emerged from 2020, is that it's put a focus on actual problem solving above aesthetics.