Sunday, December 29, 2013

Giorgia Lupi and Accurat

I read this amazing interview with Giorgia Lupi today via I've always been interested in information deisgn and her work is BEAUTIFUL! So stunning. To me they manage to appear historical, modern and science-fictional all at the same time. I love her colour palettes. She also has some brilliant thoughts on drawing that are useful to reflect on in any discipline. I think i'll bring them in to my students:

"I use drawing as a primary form of understanding reality and expressing thoughts and ideas. this is also very related to what I just said in relation to the previous question: the very act of drawing, of reproducing reality and thus focusing on the things we like and notice definitely helps to introduce what I would call ‘a level of abstraction’ that helps to translate the things we like into clues for our designs. since drawing can mediate between perception and reflection, it plays a constitutive role in the production and communication of knowledge, and from my perspective, the genesis of ideas is often directly connected with graphical thinking."

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Life Drawing '13

Week 1 - 1.10.13

Week 2 - 8.10.13

Week 3 - 15.10.13

Week 4 - 22.10.13

Week 5 - 19.11.13

Week 6 - 28.11.12

Week 7 - 03.12.13

Yesterday evening was my final class of life drawing until the new year. I managed to miss 3 classes :( disappointed with that. I really enjoyed yesterday's class. Here is my work from the 7 weeks. I thought it would be interesting to post them all (even the really ropey ones!) to give an idea of the progression, I hope they're improving!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Yayoi Kusama

yayoi kusama
Infinity mirrored room – the souls of millions of light years away, 2013
Wood, metal, glass mirrors, plastic, acrylic panel, rubber, led lighting system, and acrylic balls.
113 x 163 3/8 x 168 1/8 inches (287 x 415 x 427 cm)
Courtesy david zwirner and yayoi kusama studio inc. photo: maris hutchinson.

A good friend of mine, Erica Grainger, introduced me to Yayoi Kusama a few years ago. I instantly loved her! I love loads of colour, bold shapes and forms so she ticked all my boxes.

The above image from her latest solo show in NYC totally blew me away. I would love to stand in that room.

Here are some more stunning images from the show, I want to go there! The paintings are interesting but the installation rooms really blow me away:

Images via and

And the totally amazing lady herself....

Update: More pics and a video have recently appeared on, it looks so amazing!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Coimbra Signage

Coimbra is one of the most beautiful cities i've ever visited. So much beautiful art and design everywhere.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013