New York designer's surprising new angle on flat design

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May 16, 2014
New York designer's surprising new angle on flat design.
thumbnailLeonardo Da Vinci painted The Last Supper and Michelangelo immortalized Adam's creation on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, but New York art director Peter Jostrand finds inspiration for his art in more unassuming places. In a series titled "Flat Butts" that's featured on the designer's quirky blog, animal posteriors take center stage in a unique homage to minimalistic art. Speaking to Fast Company, Jostrand explains the inspiration came from a design meeting that featured a circle on a page in a discussion of minimalism. Design's flat trend is in full view on his backside blog with posteriors of a pig, tiger, peacock and everyone's favorite scarlet baboon booty, to name just a few. There's even a special "Butt of the Day" revealed daily for added enjoyment. With 50 animals already in queue and countless species there for the inspiration, Jostrand's art options are virtually unending—check out his work for a dash of Friday fun. goldfishGoldfish peacockPeacock bumblebeeBumblebee giraffeGiraffe beaverBeaver alligatorAlligator pigPig tigerTiger pugPug pikachuPikachu parrotParrot pandaPanda jaguarJaguar elephantElephant baboonBaboon

Stacey Kole

Stacey Kole is a freelance writer and former magazine editor. When she’s not crafting copy or chasing after her two little boys, Stacey can be found drinking coffee, tea, or anything else with caffeine. You can connect with her on LinkedIn or follow her on Twitter.

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