Every artist, consciously or unconsciously, would like their work to be recognizable without the need for a signature or an accompanying tag. To be able to reach this level, or this goal, one must have a clear and winning idea. This is what John Blond, visual artist and designer from Catania known for his patterns called “Noodles”, had.
John Blond began making graffiti at the age of twelve, using spray cans sold by his mother’s tobacco shop. With the years he has developed these patterns formed by black and bold lines on monochrome backgrounds with bright and vivid tones.
They are simple patterns, with a strong visual identity, easily recognizable, but above all that adapt to different surfaces and media. Precisely for this reason, we can find his “Noodles” declined in interior and exterior mural, in canvases, as a decorative motif for bottles, vases, teapots, fabrics and much more. Some of his products are part of the line “Noodles by John Blond” for sale on his website.
In addition to developing his personal projects, he currently works as a designer for the design and web development studio The Wave and also co-founded the independent magazine about street art and street culture Graffgo Magazine. Next weekend, Saturday, October 16, Graffgo will officially present to the public the new issue entitled “A new chapter of our life” with a live meeting hosted inside the streetwear shop in Catania, via Mariosangiorgi 59.