Lost In The Ocean’s Powerful Posters Use Art To Shed Light On The Powerful Influence Of The Ocean
Based on the fact that Earth is covered by oceans (and 70 percent of the planet is composed of water), this design was inspired by the rich colors of the ocean and its vibrant inhabitants. The brilliant use of colors and images of the deep ocean are an impactful feature of this experimental design.
These posters were created by graphic designer Ia Darakhvelidze to celebrate the ocean and all that live under the waves. It’s a powerful series full of moody colors, shapes and designs that really highlights the ethereal and wonderful nature of the deep blue sea.
The ocean is a vast place, and it is greatly under-discovered. There are still aquatic lifeforms that we’ve never even seen, fish that have never been documented and life that exists at the darkest and deepest depths that have never seen the light of day.
The ocean is a very mysterious, majestic and powerful place. And these posters celebrate this unknown world with creativity and sophistication.
There are exciting colors, mesmerizing shapes and an overall inexplicable feel to the mood that radiates from these images.
These prints really capture the personality of the ocean and all that is left unsaid and unknown. The ocean is elegant, fluid and graceful. And these posters do a fantastic job giving each lifeform and each animal its own personality within the larger ecosystem.
Each Poster Gets Its Own Unique Oceanic Character To Tie The Series Together
These posters celebrate the ocean by taking the time to call out specific fish, animals and aquatic vegetation, giving each its own poster to star in. Even the main ingredient of the ocean — water — gets its own poster too.
This personifies these beings and makes them more real. It highlights them and cherishes them in a way that shows they are important and that they matter.
People often forget about the ocean — about the fact that there is actually more ocean than land, and that there are so many animals out there. And they also forget about the detrimental impacts we as a society have on this ecosystem. But this poster series puts the ocean and its wildlife on full display in a modern, abstract and intriguing way.
Each of these posters takes on a different color scheme, shape and image. Some are direct and straightforward — like the picture of a Beta Fish or photos of actual plant life. But others are more abstract, making them more conceptual than actual. To highlight the octopus, for example, the poster is made up of a number of curved and fluid swirls that just seem to sway in the waves.
But you know what these posters are representing and you can’t help but get pulled in.
It’s important to see artists giving a nod to elements like the ocean. It helps to raise awareness and bring the topic back into the mainstream conversation. Art has the power to spark political and social discourse, and these prints — though not created with a political message — have the ability to start a conversation that can lead to lasting change.
The ocean needs to be acknowledged and it needs to be protected. Just look at these animals and you’ll understand why.
Effervescent Colors Grab Attention And Reel Viewers In
The heart, passion and message behind these posters strike an emotional chord. They tell a story about the ocean and all that live within it. And they remind people of just how important these creatures are to our life as well.
But outside of the emotional appeal that radiates from these posters, its physical design is equally enchanting and exciting. And one element that really makes these posters jump into view is their abstract and enthusiastic coloring.
These prints really do pop — thanks to color gradients, fluid mixings and subtle transitions, there is an organic and elegant vibe that comes off of these prints. The colors here make a statement that hits home.
The use of colors here is phenomenal, using a mixture of light and dark with almost unrealistic hues that follow the visual mood of a deep ocean.
They don’t necessarily all tie in with the animals they represent, but that's also the point — to add a conceptual and abstract quality that heightens the artistic value of these posters while still rooting them in something tangible and real.
The colors here really resonate with viewers and make an impact. They grab your attention and get you interested, of course, but then there is an added emotional pull that makes you tilt your head and really think.
What are these posters trying to say? What are they trying to do? What do they want to accomplish?
The colors here are almost unorthodox. They almost don’t make sense. But that paradoxical use makes you think and ask questions — which keeps you even more interested and for much longer than maybe you initially intended.
Using color in art is influential. And here it shines.