Hergé’s masterpiece at Somerset House from 12 November 2015 – 31 January 2016

A new exhibition at Somerset House in London, Tintin: Hergé’s Masterpiece—along with a companion book of the same name out this month from Rizzoli—explore how both interests which ranged from the Constructivist work he studied during his childhood in Belgium to a later fascination with modernist graphic design together with the events of World War II influenced the evolution of Hergé’s work.

For example, Hergé’s penchant for architecture and design is one of the reasons windows play such a big role in the comics. Besides his pop-artist contemporaries like Warhol and Lichtenstein, Hergé’s “clear line” style was also influenced by eastern art.

The evolution of Hergé’s work – from simple comic strips to sophisticated graphics – was influenced by a fascination with fine art and design.

source : fastcodesign.com

 

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