liu wei designs the latest illy art collection can
liu wei designs the latest illy art collection can liu wei designs the latest illy art collection can
oct 26, 2013

liu wei designs the latest illy art collection can

liu wei designs the latest illy art collection can
all images courtesy of illy




chinese artist liu wei has designed a series of images for the latest iteration of the illy art collection can. the participatory creative project receives artistic contributions from both established and upcoming talents from all over the world, reproducing their ideas on the signature metallic coffee can. the process transforms a utilitarian object into a memorable, original designer piece.

three views of the designs by liu wei for the illy art collection can



wei’s unmistakable line art surfaces the circumference of the cans. the polychromatic verticals and horizontals, a hallmark of his style, encircle the form, adding a multidimensional layered affect to the flat shape. the decorations on the cups, saucers and tins are part of a series from the work ‘the purple air’, which is meant to reveal the ongoing urbanization taking place within cities. the succession of lines and sharp geometry allude to a metropolitan landscape, reinterpreted through vibrant colors and abstracted visuals.



vertical and horizontal line art categories the style for the cans



espresso cups treated with the same pattern



‘truth dimension no. 6’, 2013 by liu wei


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