A decade of playful moves in vivid colour.
The Nutbush for the eyes.
With decades of international recognition as one half of Dinosaur Designs, Australian artist and designer Stephen Ormandy has spent the last 15 years expanding on his personal artistic practice to further acclaim. Only Dancing is the first publication dedicated to surveying Ormandy's vibrant, large-scale oil painting and the playfulness he brings to everything he does.
Excerpt from essay by New York-based curator and critic Lilly Wei:
"Ormandy’s signature works are based on sophisticated, audacious colour juxtapositions and organic forms, inspired by art but also by the seductive curves of the human body and nature. He is particularly fascinated by the uncanny shapes found in Australia’s native flora and fauna, and in its unique natural topographies such as those found in the Great Barrier Reef and the outback."
This latest Formist Edition is produced with a screenprinted PVC dust jacket, metallic reproductions, and debuts an original typeface, Formist Physical, based on the hallmark intersections and modularity in Ormandy's work. Only Dancing is a tactile, elegant, and slightly mischievous take on the traditional monograph — an object that catches the eye and keeps it moving, much like Ormandy's seductive paintings.
210 × 280 mm
Essay: Lilly Wei
Design: Elliott Bryce Foulkes at Formist Studio
Typeset in Formist Physical (coming 2018)