relating to or designed for efficiency and comfort in the working environment.
“When I do get that time to create, I sort of savour those moments to just have some peace, like a calm in the chaos.”
– Kei Maye
Kei is a North-London based Digital Illustrator who also works part-time as a teacher.
Her pieces are a depiction of her thoughts, observations and sources of inspiration and irritation.
Wes Anderson’s movies give an unmistakably architectural feel. His latest movie, The Grand Budapest Hotel, is ‘a story of architectural time’. Scenes have a resemblance to the one-point perspective shots of SUPERSTUDIO’s utopian architecture.
“Architecture and its buildings reflect how people live and use the space. In a similar manner, people use texts to communicate and convey their messages. The shape of texts and its usages show the character of people and their place. They could be subjective & personal.” – Naoki Nishimura
The GLC’s proposed plan to reinvent London in the 1960s could have changed the Covent Garden landscape in a drastic way by destroying two-thirds of the area. The proposed plan was to completely enclose the famous Piazza. Some would say Inigo Jones’ new and exciting design transformed Covent Garden into the birthplace of modern town planning in London.
“15 years ago, it was completely different; employers were so good with creativity and now its commercialised.”
– Ian Barrington
Ian is a London-based contemporary artist who practises within sculpturing and art illustration works.
He has been doing it for a long time and feels he particularly likes to investigate materials and the processes of making artworks. Whilst he is a Sculptor and Art Illustrator, he is also a Writer.
His multi-disciplinary work is particularly concerned with paradigms of identity and he investigates this through multiple art forms.
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“It protects us from the outer environment, and at the same time gives us a window to perceive the world through.” – Vellachi Ganesan
Japanese Architect Kengo Kuma installed his Bamboo Ring at the V&A this year at the London Design Festival. The ring demonstrates how bamboo and carbon fibre can be woven to create a strong self-supporting structure, which could be used for earthquake-proof architecture. Could this combination become the material of the future?
The 5 steps of “Design Thinking”:
1) Find the problem and understand its constraints
2) Observe people in real-life situations and empathise with them
3) Throw around hundreds of ideas
4) Prototyping – gather whatever you can to test your solution and refine it
5) Implementation of sustainable solutions
“In a way, I believe that the city impacts my lifestyle, which in turn impacts my art.”
– Beth Fraser
Beth is a fashion illustrator and freelance artist – her work combines a variety of techniques and styles to create bold multimedia pieces.
After graduating from the London College of Fashion with a degree in Fashion Illustration in 2015, she has stayed in London and grown her clientele; working with a range of professionals within the space and exploring various artistic forms through print all the way to bespoke homewares.
Her signature collage style has made her easily identifiable within the fashion space, and she has created a strong portfolio of her work which showcases her individuality. It is this unique eye for detail which has led to her most recent collaboration with sock brand Tailored Union.