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La Tour Rayée or The Meaning of Stripes

La Tour Rayée or The Meaning of Stripes

Nature has striped the zebra. Man has striped his flags and awnings, ties and shirts. For the typographer, stripes are rules; for the architect they are a means of creating optical illusions. Stripes are dazzling, sometimes hypnotic, usually happy. They are universal. They have adorned the walls of houses, churches, and mosques. Stripes attract attention. — Paul Rand
For the architect, stripes are a means to create optical illusions. Architectural abstract of an office building in Hamburg, Germany
Published in PhotoVogue by Vogue Italia on 7/9/20