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The World of C86
September 25, 2012 4:17 AM   Subscribe

The World of C86 showcases the bright, abstracted artwork of Matt Lyon.

If portfolio websites aren't your preferred way to view his work, there's also tumblr and flickr.

His motifs run from rooftops to florals, typography to mandalas, but there is always juicy color, lush texture, and distinct style.
posted by Mizu (12 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
Interesting stuff. Certainly vivid use of color in the work. My only complaint one specific line of code in the page's design that makes it hard to zoom/navigate on the iPhone/LSD.
posted by Bathtub Bobsled at 4:47 AM on September 25, 2012


Thanks for this. His work strikes me as very familiar, like I'd seen it a billion times before but had never had it pointed out to me.
posted by not_on_display at 5:06 AM on September 25, 2012


Apparently nothing to do with C86, though, which confused me.
posted by pipeski at 6:19 AM on September 25, 2012 [2 favorites]


My only complaint one specific line of code in the page's design that makes it hard to zoom/navigate on the iPhone/LSD.

Having looked at the artwork, I suspect it's the LSD which is giving you the problems, not the iPhone.
posted by hippybear at 6:48 AM on September 25, 2012 [2 favorites]


It's kind of Yellow Submariney, or Dylan-Glaseresque; in other words, a great late 60s, early 70s throbbing vibe.
posted by chavenet at 7:17 AM on September 25, 2012


I came in here making the same assumption as pipeski. He does list the Smiths as an influence on his About page which makes me think the name might still be deliberate.

Very cool artwork! I need to close all these windows now though or I'm going to spend the whole day clicking one image after the next. Dude is really prolific!
posted by jessypie at 8:03 AM on September 25, 2012


This is how I imagine the King of All Cosmos sees everything, all the time.

How disturbing.
posted by Suddenly, elf ass at 8:20 AM on September 25, 2012 [1 favorite]


Well, I guess the C64 was last millennium, so maybe the human race can handle another "C[X][X-2], where X is an even, single-digit integer" name. OK, we'll allow it.
posted by gurple at 8:47 AM on September 25, 2012


This is how I imagine the King of All Cosmos sees everything, all the time.

Hey, wow, you just figured out for me why I like his stuff so much that I got over my internal hurdles and made my first FPP. I am now imagining rolling up everything in the "Houses etc" Flickr set to some seriously groovy music.
posted by Mizu at 8:51 AM on September 25, 2012 [1 favorite]


Personally, I think C89 really nails it. C11 is for blasphemers. C86 never made it out of working group.
posted by k5.user at 9:04 AM on September 25, 2012


I'd like to take this opportunity to invite everyone to the opening of my new exhibit, "The World of Smooth Contemporary R&B". I'm going to go ahead and do everyone a favor by mentioning that it has nothing at all whatsoever to do with the musical genre smooth contemporary r&b, though I won't be mentioning that fact anywhere else but here.

I sincerely hope that no one is misled into thinking they're in for some smooth contemporary r&b. Enjoy!
posted by item at 9:12 AM on September 25, 2012


It's been done.
posted by acb at 9:20 AM on September 25, 2012 [1 favorite]


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