Highrise of Holmes | James Wines
This housing structure offers apartment dwellers the unique advantages of garden space and personalized architectural identity in a multi-story condominium. The building is a steel and concrete matrix supporting a vertical community of private homes, clustered into village-like communities on each floor. One of the objectives is to offer a ‘choice, chance and change’ alternative to conventional housing blocks in the cityscape - replacing this imposed anonymity with an anti-formalist collage of indeterminacy, idiosyncrasy and cultural diversity created by the residents themselves.
I animated a set of landmarks that my friend Chieh Lee illustrated, which were used for a video I made for my collaborative learning class. I will upload that video soon. :)
[by Lauren Nassef]
“The beauty of the natural world, alongside the humorous and sinister nature of animals are current themes of my work. From scientific depictions of seeds, leaves and animals, to narrative scenes where rats, slugs, or plump-bodied chevrotain take centre stage, my work reflects both an interest in the reality of nature as well as my own imagined narrative scenarios. In the last couple of years, works have included: a written and illustrated children’s picture book, involving a slug called ‘Herb’; illustrations of British pond creatures for an educational pack; book jackets; another children’s picture book based on the text ‘In the Attic’; and paintings based on the sacred rats from the Indian Karni Mata temple.” (via Illustration by Lara Hawthorne)
Mari Grafsrønningen | http://marigraf.com
“I was asked by Marie Claire to make an infographic about my recipe for happiness. Featured in Marie Claire, Italy September 2011.”
Marigraf is the portfolio of Mari Grafsrønningen, a graphic designer with craft certificat as a typographer, based in Oslo/Norway. My specialties are information design/infographics, typography, branding and editorial design.