The Age Of Neat Gets Neater

Paul Smith

When we picked up on the Neat trend (not ‘neato’, too baggy) we didn’t realise just how big and tidy it would be


It seems fashion designer Paul Smith has not only advised on the look of 1970s London for the forthcoming spy movie Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, he has also created 4 limited edition posters for charity. Each poster costs £100, in an edition of 50, and is signed by Paul Smith himself. The plot of John Le Carre’s byzantine thriller has been tidied up by some clean minimalism. All profits go to Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres.


Meanwhile itsnicethat have drawn our attention to Swiss artist Ursus Wehrli who is also driven by all things neat and tidy. He ‘tidies’ up art visualising artworks in their component pieces. Here is his TED talk.



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And here is some recent work, cleaning up messy vacation space.


Artist Ursus Wehrli

Artist Ursus Werhli


And here is how he made the piece.


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The Neat visual trend is both deep and wide and we will keep you up to date in a tidy and orderly fashion.




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