Jan Avendano’s project, “The Same but Different” has created some both wonderfully rich and delicately clean patterns by playing around with variations on a theme. The theme, in this case, being a singular grid pattern. By overlaying, re-editing and manipulating the grid, Jan creates depth and texture in an otherwise restrictive layout.
We like the experimental feel to the project. The pencil doodles around the edge add a nice, unfinished look to everything. It’s good to get the feel that it’s an ongoing, evolving thing, meaning there’ll be even more great designs to come. In Jan’s own words, “An ongoing series based off one underlying grid structure and made into individual pieces through the reinterpretation of said structure, colour and shape.”
“I’m a graphic designer who incorporates illustration, collage, random mark making, scribbles, music, doodles and rearrangements into my everyday practice.
I like using a variety of tools but I’m particularly fond of the good ol’ ball point pen and a sheet of paper for getting ideas and concepts down and worked out. Then it’s off to the computer for further experimentation and finalization.”
© Jan Avendano, 2012