Material Design

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In 2014, Google introduced its new design language Material Design . I was fascinated by its design concept:

“[…] unlike real paper, our digital material can expand and reform intelligently. Material has physical surfaces and edges. Seams and shadows provide meaning about what you can touch. […]” Matías Duarte

Material Design is based on paper and ink, transferred into the graphical user interfaces of Google’s web and Android applications.

I thought, why not transfering this concept into photography? With this idea in mind, I constructed some paperworks using paper with different surfaces, colors and material, combining them with different shapes in different alignments.

Creating my own Material Design.

At the end, taking a photograph of that paperworks transferred the physical matter into visual shapes with all its flatness, shadows, shapes, roughness and smoothness. Below you will find my results.

You can download all images as desktop-wallpapers (mid-res: ~6MB, hi-res: ~85 MB) for your personal use, they are running under Creative Common license CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 .


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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License .

This project is also available on my Behance account .

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