Graphic communication & Art Direction

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Project

Kind

Dimensions

Date

1. Shipment Series One
Poster
297mm x 420mm (A3)
2019
2. Bangkok Through Poster
Poster
420mm x 594mm (A2)
2019 - Upcoming
3. Baseline Drift
Exhibition Handout
210mm x 297mm (A4 fold to A5) 
2019
4. FOLD (lab)
Exhibition Handout
297mm x 420mm (A3 bi-fold)
2019
5. Shipment
Exhibition & Social media assets 
Various
2019
6. AR Exhibition poster
Poster
841mm X 1189mm (A0)
2019
7. White Rock
Document
145mm x 300mm (folded)
2019
8. Architectural Ritualism at Flatland Projects
Exhibition material
Various
2019
9. Paper Space
Document
210mm X 297mm (A4)
2019
10. Architectural Ritualism re-visit
Posters
420mm x 594mm (A2)
2018
11. Middleton Deli
Branding & Documentation
Various
2018
12. Shirley Stewart
Branding & Documentation
Various
2018
13. Future Shapers
Set design & art direction
-
2018
14. PBVM
Document
289mm x 280mm
2017
15. Soledad Lowe
Lookbook
148mm x 210mm (A5)
2017
16. Place Ladywell 
Spacial design
-
2016
17. Rapt (Recovery Hub)
Spacial design & workshops
-
2016
18. Tapemind Magazine
Performance & documentation
210mm X 297mm (A4)
2015
19. Architectural Ritualism
Performance & documentation
Various
2015
20. Phantom Architecture
Poster
420mm x 594mm (A2)
2015
21. Phantom Architecture
48 Page Essay Document
120mm x 210mm
2015




1. Shipment Series One 

Poster celebrating the first series of Shipment at the Biscuit Factory. Shipment presents exhibitions, events and digital media projects by progressive, influential and creative thinkers. 

2. Bangkok Through Poster

Breathing, (barely) is a poster being shown as part of an exhibition in Bangkok, Thailand. 

The poster references an extract from Franco ‘Bifo’ Berardi’s book ‘Breathing: Chaos and Poetry’. Berardi claims that ‘A sequence of events may reach such a level of complexity that a small perturbation will have huge, unpredictable effects. We speak of “Chaos” when such indeterminacy becomes widespread. “Chaos” stands for an environment that is too complex to be decoded by our available explanatory frames, an environment in which fluxes circulate too quickly for our minds to elaborate.‘ Through a sequence of abstract imagery and descriptions the poster looks to mirror the feeling of complexity, chaos and abstractness currently associated with society at present. 


3. Baseline Drift 

A series of experiments and final outcome for a handout used at an exhibition by Forma arts. Beth Kettels performance ‘Baseline Drift’ Responds to Vestry Road Playground as a dynamic and inclusive public arena, artist and athlete Beth Kettel has worked with local basketball players and WAVE choir to explore how games and play shape our understanding of the world.

4. FOLD (lab)

FOLD (lab) is a new cross-disciplinary arts platform embedded within London’s newest 24hr licensed music and arts venue FOLD, based in Canning Town. Ryan created part of the folding handout used on the opening night. The handout included line-ups and a wayfinding map showing where all artists work could be located.

5. Shipment

Shipment works with cross overs between creative and practical industries through its projects. It is a small collective run by Oly Durcan and Ryan Sargent that brings in contributors from individual thinkers to industry specific companies.

The first programme took the form of a residency at the Many Hands studio complex at the Biscuit Factory in Bermondsey, London. 4 exhibitions, performances, talks and a screening took place in an open plan 6000sq ft hall amongst 300 studio holders in the building over 4 months.

Shipments design is influenced by a range of materials relating to the process of shipping, for example, labels, ‘Sorry we missed you’ cards, postage stamps, boxes and scanning software. Shipment’s ever-changing, fluid nature is reflected within the design through contextually relevant visuals that are forever evolving with each show.
6. Architectural Ritualism
Exhibition Poster


Poster for 2019 exhibition,
‘Architectural Ritualism’ at Source Park.


7. White Rock

White Rock is a fold out booklet which documents research and process for a solo exhibition at Flatland_Projects in Hastings.

8. Architectural Ritualism at Source Park

Sussex-based design collective and pop-up gallerists Flatland Projects commissioned me to produce visuals for a solo exhibition in the largest underground BMX park in Europe.
The artwork produced references and celebrates the history of the venue, which was once a Victorian baths, in the spirit of Architectural Ritualism. The artworks act as pre ritual tools that would be used by Architectural ritualism as a 2d diagram of the rituals that will take place.


Photos courtesy of
Ben Urban, Flatland_Projects

9. Paper Space

Inspired by Bernard Tschumi’s work ‘advertisements for architecture’.
This document looks to Utilise the human body as a new reference point for architectural and spacial experience.
The document combines architectural images with medical texts to form a richer connection between audience and imagery.
This comparison between bodily features and functions that we as humans experience on a daily basis and architectural features and functions may allow us to further understand architecture through paper space as well as real space.

10. Architectural Ritualism Re-visit

Series of posters supporting Architectural Ritualisms performance. Inspired by stained glass window communication.

11. Middleton Deli

Middleton is a new, independent cafe/deli based in Lewisham, South London.

Middletons logo and colour pallette references the original glazed tiles found throughout the interior as well as original tiled signage found on the exterior of the building. the angle of the severe cracks and breaks found in the tiles were used as values to cut out of the typography to create a subtle wordmark referencing Middletons unique space and history.

Due to the importance of materiality within the space we then focused on collaboratively  choosing G.F Smith paper stock with the client which again referenced the colours found within the interiors as well as the high standard of interior materials.

We also created printed and digital marketing material that was used during the lead up the the cafes opening. 

12. Shirley Stewart Pottery

Shirley Stewart is a potter based in Lewisham Arthouse. Alongside her own personal practice, Shirley teaches workshops and courses dedicated to the craft of pottery for all ages.

The basis of the brand identity stems from the concept of “flow” and Shirley’s relationship with the potter’s wheel.

We reflected these ideas in the logo, which combines Shirley’s initials with her most valuable tool, the potter’s wheel. A colour combination inspired by the terracotta and stoneware clay found in Shirley’s studio was picked to form a relationship between studio, process and brand. Due to its spherical nature, a Poppins font was used to reference the wheel. Finally, a custom ‘S’ mirroring the logo is combined with a bold weight in order to give the brand a fun and approachable feel. The contrast also referencing the courses being for children and adults, beginners and experienced potters.


13. Future Shapers 

Set design for Marie Claire Future Shapers Awards, 2018, in partnership with Neutrogena.


Photos courtesy of
Vicente Ben


14. PBVM 
Present Body, Vacant Mind (PBVM) was a personal project designed to help me understand and experiment with new visual processes and software such as Cinema 4D.

15. Soledad Lowe

Lookbook art direction and design for Miami based jewellery brand Soledad Lowe.

16. Place/Ladywell

PLACE/Ladywell presents the UK’s first ‘pop-up village’ which provides temporary homes for 24 homeless families and ground floor space for community and enterprise use. I was part of the team that designed and created the interior space

In collaboration with Studio RAWPhotos courtesy of Studio RAW
17. Rapt (Recovery Hub)

The Recovery Hub is a collaborative project between the RAPt charity and Russel Brand and provides support for those recovering from drug and alcohol addiction. I was part of the team that designed and created the interior space as well as hosting a workshop with members.

In collaboration with Studio RAW
Photos courtesy of Studio RAW




18. Tapemind

Tapemind is a quarterly graphic publication based in Perth, Australia. I was asked to be part of issue 3 ‘Primitive Studies’, a celebration of primitive culture.The final graphic takes inspiration from primitive body painting and mark making, a ritual that, in primitive life acted as an important social and political construct.

19. Architectural Ritualism

Architectural Ritualism is a fictional entity that, through the use of performance and visuals, looks to explore how architectural issues like de-socialisation, function and use, can be manipulated to create speculative and immersive moments, that cause people to question their relationship with and design of modern architecture.

The design takes on a fluid nature that is contextually relevant to the intervention or event that is taking place. However the graphic basis of all of the work is defined by architectural characteristics like stained glass windows that are overlooked as a form of communiction.

20. Phantom Architecture (PA) Posters

Supporting posters designed alongside Phantom Architecture essay. Graphically referencing MRI software and scans

 

21. Phantom Architecture (PA) Essay

An essay based on an original concept: phantom architecture.
Phantom architecture is informed by the neurological phenomenon of ‘phantom limbs’, in which an amputee experiences the sensation of their missing limb, applying the concept to the field of modern architecture. The essay examines current small and large scale examples of phantom architecture and identifies design implications surrounding them.

The 48 page essay graphically references medical documents and MRI software throughout and on the cover where an infrared thermal imaging map references the connection between archiitecture and the body.  

Eery images of de-socialised architectures are combined with rigid and structured typography and layout in an attempt to mirror the phantom like structures referenced within.