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Querkles: Colour-By-Numbers Reinvented

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As a graphic designer I noticed what seemed to be a trend emerging with logo design. It goes back to the times when logos weren’t constructed on computer, but with compasses, rulers, pencils and mathematics.

Instead of just showing the finished logo, designers would take the time to carefully show all the geometry that went in to make it. Circles seemed to be the shape of choice and often had some deep connection to the Fibonacci Sequence or Golden Ratio.

I appreciate the beauty and skill of that goes into this, but to be honest, I find it all a bit unnecessary.

Anyway, I was interested enough in this trend to see if it could be used in things other than logos. The challenge I set myself was to see if these circle construction lines could be used to form the blueprint of more complex images.

 

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The 1000 Dot-to-Dot Book series

My first published book — The 1000 Dot-to-dot Book featuring 20 iconic portraits and 1000 dots each.

My first published book — The 1000 Dot-to-dot Book featuring 20 iconic portraits and 1000 dots each.

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In 2010 I first started experimenting with dot-to-dot drawings. 5 years later I have published 4 books that have been translated into 13 languagesand have sold over 400,000 copies around the world.

I’m often asked where the idea came from and there is no short answer to that question. It’s a culmination of years of experimentation, inspiration, hard work and luck.

In my day job as a graphic designer, I often don’t have the opportunity to be as creative as I would like to be. There are many things that get in the way, such as clients, budgets, time constraints, style guides — and opinions.

I have always been a huge advocate of side projects where most of those things don’t get in the way.

 

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