Mondrian inspired graphics for Strood Academy in Medway | Rye Design, Kent, UK

Mondrian inspired graphics for Strood Academy in Medway

21 July 2015

Strood Academy Mondrian

We think that if Piet Mondrian could have seen our school window graphics at the entrance to Strood Academy in South East England he would have approved.

The huge area of stark glazing at the front of the new build academy was looking a little too formal for a building full of teenagers. Our graphics feature the Academy’s logo, a representation of the nearby River Medway, framed by simple colour blocks from the 4 colleges that make up Strood Academy.

New meets old

While creating a contemporary feel to the entrance of Strood Academy the installation is also nod to work of Mondrian in the 1930s and 1940s

If you don’t like heights…

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If you don’t like heights look away now. It took 2 of us and a specialist scissor tower (nearly 10 meters up) to install the piece on the glazing at Strood Academy. A light fast vinyl will help the installation to stay fresh for years to come.

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Our work, in the main, is a little more conservative and you can read about how we work with schools and trusts – HERE.

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Who was Piet Mondrian?

Piet Mondrian was a Dutch painter and is regarded as one of the greatest artists of the 20th century. Mondrian was born in 1872 and is known for being one of the pioneers of 20th-century abstract art. His early works featured figurative painting but he moved to an increasingly abstract style, until he reached a point where his artistic vocabulary was reduced to simple geometric elements.

Mondrian’s work had an enormous influence on 20th century art, influencing not only the course of abstract painting and numerous major styles and art movements, but also fields outside the domain of painting, such as design, architecture and fashion.

You can find out more about Piet Mondrian and see his artworks online at the Tate Gallery – click to visit The Tate Gallery.

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