Well yes, NeoGeo is different, very different. I guess that’s why it’s labeled “A new edge to abstraction”.

Within the covers of NeoGeo can be found bold and striking use of colour and shapes on packaging, posters, interiors, brochures and more. This book is a showcase of how the basic building blocks of art and design can be used to eye popping dramatic effect. At best this book pushes the boundaries of modern abstraction with a contemporary edge coupled with intrigue. But, at times, some of the works are a mess of primitive shapes clumped together destined to age quickly as a fad.

The highlights of the book are definitely the works from Mario Hugo and others that seem to have a mysterious origin of deep thought and process. The low lights are the works that feel like a mere modern distortion of techno flyers from the 90s

There are a number of works that miss the mark and shouldn’t have been included in this bound collection, which is disappointing mainly because of the equal amount of great works included that visually define exactly what this new era of abstraction is about.



If you like lines, squares, triangles and circles coming together to make patterns in their rawest form, then you’ll like this book. If you like natural organic styles of design, this book ‘aint for you. It’s weird and wonderful all at the same time.

NeoGeo – A New Edge to Abstraction
Editors: R. Klanten, S. Ehmann, B. Meyer

Binding: 192 pages, full color, softcover
ISBN: 978-3-89955-194-5

See more at publisher Die Gestalten Verlag’s website

Posted in: Presenting  ·  Feb 11    

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