question from Elizabeth about the minimalism poster. Thought i'd expand on it here too...
The textures are derived from Lewisian Gneiss, which is found in the north of Scotland and named for the Isle of Lewis. The rock is 3000 million years old - the most aged in Britain and amongst the oldest in Europe.
The architect Adolf Loos used highly veined marble in some of his buildings; perhaps surprising in light of his essay 'Ornament and Crime'. However his relationship with surface and material is less than simple. It is dislocated further by contemporary taste.
I was pointed in the direction of the Loos designed mausoleum for Dvorak by Joseph Masheck, and used it in the poster for his lecture 'Adolf Loos and Minimalism'. But re-made in Scottish rock.