A set of informative posters that communicate the development of different iconic aspects of Modernist Design.
Beneath the Surface
This book is about looking beneath the surface. Exploring and exposing the smaller and more delicate details behind the concrete exteriors we see on buildings that can often be overlooked.
A City in Black & White
I created a book displaying 35mm black and white film photo’s of the Brutalist buildings I came across in a response to my walking tour of Bristol. This book also came with a visual map that helps the viewer to locate each building around the city.
Form | Functionality
I have re-created an academic essay I wrote into a designed outcome. This book analyses the theory and principle associated with modernist architecture and industrial design in the 20th century, which is that ‘Form follows function’.
A mixed-media response into the exploration of Swiss and Post-Modernist Typography and Imagery. Exploring bold lettering, shapes and colours to create new forms and structures.
These concrete playing toys symbolise the brutal structures that children used to play on. Through an exploration of of material and form, I have investigated the overlapping space between social symbolism and functional intent. Using sculpture I have tried to explore the ideas on the notions of inferiority in a materialistic society. I have tried to confront the physical and psychological boundaries that we have with brutalist playgrounds and concrete now, to what it was like then.
An exploration into concrete playgrounds - A mixed media, riso-printed response portraying the idea that these playgrounds are symbols of post-war architecture, and were the product of an era when children were appropriating the ruins of wartime devastation for adventurous fun and games.
Supporting this is a publication that aims to explore the concrete playgrounds that formed the UK’s Brutalist housing estates. Throughout the country, architects erected large residential complexes, primarily in concrete, some of which featured unconventional play designs. The estates’ playgrounds, many of which are now demolished, were often made from cast concrete forms and reflected the preoccupations and social theories of society at that time. I wanted to expose the loss of these playgrounds, but also tie it in with the ‘social cleansing’ of the estates.
Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive
This was a screenprint that was designed and entered for an exhibition at the MoMa in New York. ‘Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive’ celebrates the life and work of one of the most prolific and renowned architects of the 20th century. Here I had to stick to a specific colour scheme and carefully consider type and layout. The imagery I created had to represent Frank Lloyds work, so I took inspiration from his stained glass window patterns.
Cement, Gravel & Sand
An exploration into the application of concrete - these images highlight the subtle details that are hidden beneath the hard exterior’s of Bristols concrete buildings.
An exploration into the neglect, demolition and regeneration of Council Estates around the UK. These manipulated images represent the term ‘Sink-Estate’.