Saturday, May 10, 2014

HERE Newspaper by Shelter - Spring / Summer 2014

Illustrations from a little job i did recently for homeless charity Shelter. Cover illustration by the talented Hannah Waldron.

They accompanied an article about new 'towns', communities being built from the ground up to solve the UK's lack of housing. Each town has a particular focus, such as greener living and more cycle paths, or community-centred architecture, with access to shared outdoor spaces and community healthcare. This sort of advance planning which is driven by a frightening idealism often gives me the creeps, as I don't know how I feel about places being built for people overnight, rather than by themselves, over time. So I chose to focus on the uniformity of the street signage - it's could be anywhere, but also nowhere. And perhaps like the pop-up towns, it's definitely telling you what to do.