I’ve always been a fan of abstractions. From the works of Picasso to Kandinsky it’s a style that never gets old, rather gets fresher. An image that is not obvious or clear can cause interest in knowing more about it. If there is someone that masters abstractions in a beautiful and creative way, it’s Sebastian Onufszak.
Sebastian is a German-based graphic designer who has been working since 2001 and specializes in print, interactive and motion media. He has worked for high-end clients such as Adidas, Audi, Google, Karl Lagerfeld, and IBM. Abstract shapes have become his signature style and have been carried on to all his designs no matter the client. On his recent project titled “The Iconic Women,” Sebastian decided to illustrate and homage famous french iconic women in a very peculiar way. These portraits aren’t your average paint and markings the person looked divinely beautiful but instead are a combination of shapes.
Gabrielle Chanel, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Simone de Beauvoir, Catherine Deneuve, and Marion Cotillard are among the women he portrayed in his peculiar abstract form. The abstractions are composed circular shapes with thin lines patterns. The use of shape and size gave these detailed portraits a very good contrast along with the black and white color. Each French star was also accompanied with a phrase that describes her; for example, Catherine was considered the “Classic Woman.” Take a look below at these portraits, which are fun to look at.
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