RGB by Carnovsky

“RGB is a work about the exploration of the surface’s depth.” I was happily Stumbling about design this week when I came across this work by Italian artist/designer duo Carnovsky. At first I thought this was just very colorful wallpaper with finely detailed line drawings. Upon closer inspection I realized the images are printed in CMY (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow) and when lit up with filtered light (RGB – Red, Green, Blue) these superimposed images become isolated. Why is that interesting? Visually, there’s a hide-and-seek effect because the filters will isolate certain images while making others disappear entirely. So depending on…