Urban art and Augmented Reality
During October 2020 Artscape descended on the Swedish county of Östergötland.
The project ARTSCAPE FORM aims to push urban art forward and involved four different municipalities during a two week production. International, Swedish and local artists were invited to create large scale murals in Linköping, Motala, Mjölby and Åtvidaberg.
A unique twist to the project will be the addition of Augmented Reality – technology that will attach a digital dimension to the art. Artscape regards public space as something fluid with an inherent potential to change form.
The festival set out to use London as a vast canvas, painting a minimum of 20+ new large-scale murals across the city. The inaugural festival celebrated creative communities across the city, whilst introducing a new way for people to experience one of the world’s biggest art movements.
London Mural Festival featured 100+ international and local artists painting suburban houses to city centres and cultural hubs!
The festival showcased work from artists including Camille Walala, Dale Grimshaw, Marija Tiurina, Gary Stranger, Mr. Cenz, Mad C, Pref, Zabou and Seb Lester, with a whole host of artists from around the world.
Working with Global Street Art, I painted an entire playground to rejuvenate the walls for Blashford Estate in London.
A creative, bright and bold piece merging both graphic and fun typography with imaginative characters connecting all of the walls.
Comic book inspired lettering and a combination of animal and human characters positioned to interact with other elements on the wall and the viewer. The idea being to engage and interact with kids and adults in the playground and for the walls themselves to become a fun and interesting part of visiting the playground.
A positive, modern take on enhancing play for kids and a safe an enjoyable place to visit for the community.
Spotlight Series - Draw The Line is a celebration of the wonders of illustration. Working with Adidas and Creative Debuts to create an exhibition of previously created works and live pieces on the night.
To celebrate the launch of the updated Adidas Nite Jogger, I worked with fellow artists Obit and Hatch to transform canvases live on the night coinciding with a Drink & Draw workshop as part of the festivities.
We then created a mural to promote the Nite Jogger the following week making use of the reflective tape to mimic the hi-vis areas on the trainers.
A celebration of storytelling and a dip into mankind’s universal richness of myths and folklore.
During three intense weeks in the summer of 2019 Artscape orchestrated the largest Scandinavian urban art project to date. International and Swedish artists were invited to paint 34 murals in 12 municipalities around Gothenburg. 23 of them were free interpretations of classic folktales and myths from different parts of the world. The remaining 11 murals were created together with the local communities and everyone was invited to have a say in the artistic process.
Secret Walls is the original black and white illustration battle and the biggest and best live art party in the world.
Since 2006, Secret Walls has taken over the global art community, working with the best local talent to spotlight this generation’s artists like never before. In hosting live art events, Secret Walls has embodied the culture of street art and evolved into a thrilling expression of contemporary art that brings people together in cities around the world, celebrates diversity and supports local artists.
Having taken part in numerous battles around the world, I've built a close relationship with the team and have organised and hosted two successful series in London.
Painted in their office in Basildon, Essex. The mural was designed to reflect the unity between people and technology in a positive and progressive way making use of the brand colours and the feeling of motion with the included slogan 'Always Moving Forward'.
NASS Festival is the UK’s biggest celebration of music, street art, skate and BMX, and is the UK's only professional action sport and music festival.
Showcased across four days and 11 stages at the Bath & West Showground, NASS lays on a weekend of sports competitions in Skate, BMX, Inline and FMX, as well as music from the worlds of drum and bass, hip-hop, grime, house and more.
I have been involved with the build stage for many years, helping to create artwork all around the festival and bringing in several other artists.
Commissioned by Little Bee Books and working with Good Illustration agency, I was asked to illustrate three Children's books themed around Heavy Metal, Jazz and Country music.
The books were designed to inspire children with imaginative characters, bright colours and sound effects related to the instruments. They were published in a hard board round corner format. Come sing along and join in the fun with all of your new animal friends!
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