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POOL RIVERSIDE PARK – DOG WALKING SIGNS

23 June 2016

Pool Dog Walking Poster in-situSince designing the Winnie the Pooh inspired interpretation maps for Pool Riverside Park the area has become a very popular walking route for many local residents, including those wishing to walk their dogs. Unfortunately some of these people have been inconsiderate in cleaning up after their dogs; therefore we were called in to come up with a solution to this ‘pooey problem’.

2 of 9 different children's designsWe have designed nine brightly coloured, and easy to spot, posters in total. Each one features a child’s drawing of someone walking their dog, all completed by local schoolchildren, give or take a few drawings of dogs! All are A3 size and printed on Dibond with an anti-scuff lamination.

To see more posters click on the Pool Riverside Park Interpretation Maps icon on the Projects page and scroll half way down.

NATURE FROM A CHILD’S PERSPECTIVE

12 February 2013

Oceanic BubblesThis is a stand alone piece of work to be integrated into a public space to promote a wider understanding of how children creatively integrate and shape the living world.

Dandelion TimeShown are three of a series of artworks created by engaging the young as inspiration.

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ILLUSTRATIONS – GEOMETRIC OR BLOWSY?

26 October 2012

As funding in hospitals tighten we have needed to find work through our other sources, and therefore have been concentrating more on graphic design projects such as: packaging, exhibition design, leaflets, copywriting and illustration.

One particular pitch for a hospital in London that was almost at commission stage was suddenly cut short through lack of funds. Would I have to consign all my creative ideas that had been flowing throughout the pitch to the bin? Determined not to let this happen I consequently have been letting my creative thoughts take flight during in-between phases of work.

Over the years I have taken many photographs of plants in our garden. Realising that when viewed closely many flower heads can be de-constructed into repeat patterns, I have taken their structured form and contrasted them against their irregular leaves. This is now a self-initiated project to excite and expand on, as I can see many variations of patterns in the assortment of flower forms found in our garden. I have created each as a separate image, though this was never my final objective, as I had intended to amalgamate them into gardens of geometric plants, to fill and brighten bare healthcare walls and also using feature shapes to aid in wayfinding.

Another concept could be viewed as separate ‘pictures’, exploiting more blowsy flower forms. I have taken my initial illustration and used it as an experiment, pushing it further down a route to its conclusion until it resembled etched glass windows. I could envisage this style printed onto Perspex, mounted using spacers to lift them clear from the walls to further highlight their vibrancy. These flowers also have a tie-die feel that could be further carried onto fabric, such as privacy curtains around hospital beds.