Weekly Round Up

A  look what has been of interest this week including art, architecture, deign and graphics:

Chrissie Abbott

A freelance illustrator from Hackney, accommodating both slick computer arts with a folk style and a retrospective for the 70’s.  She combines found images with illustrations and a collage hand-drawn graphic style of art.


Chrissie studied illustration at the London College of Communication before a three year stint designing record sleeves, but now works as a freelance illustrator. Her drawings are vividly technicolor, utilising pattern work and found images and often touching on themes of nature. She has worked with an array of clients including Virgin, Orange, MTV, Nylon, The Barbican and The New York Times and has designed T-shirts for 2K, Urban Outfitters and Lowlife.

found at http://www.chrissieabbott.co.uk/



The link between art and music, fashion and design are inspiring. Being able to take influence from all aspects of creativity and design is important for interior design. These 70’s and 70’s style rock album covers have similarities to Chrissie Abotts work  in colour and the way geometric shapes are combined with a hand drawn and photographic images.

70's record covers.

The concept of exploded graphics and 2dimensional images coming to life through use of colour and textures.  This 3d hand made collage is by Studio Output, mixing computer graphics with a hand made quality.

Studio Output

found at http://www.computerarts.co.uk/in_depth/interviews/profile_studio_output

Danny Treacy- ‘Them’ series.


Danny Treacy collects old clothes he finds in car parks, woodlands, and wastelands.  He stitches the individual items together to create weird suits that he wears. The haunting feeling which looms from the dark backgrounds of the images comes from the feeling emanating from the owners of each garment.The individual found pieces mould together to become one item with a sinisterity that Danny Treacy takes on through the life sized final portraits.

found at we make money not art.com

The Burnham Pavilions


The recently opened Burnham Pavilions by Zaha Hadid and UNStudio in Millenium Park Chicago embody a sense of light air, creating new view ports of the city.

The Burnham Pavilion by Zaha Hadid Architects utilizes curvilinear forms created by individually bent aluminium pieces welded together and covered by yards of tailor made tightly fitting material on the interior and exterior of the structure.

The Pavilion created by Amsterdam based Ben van Berkel of UNStudio used a steel structure that will be recycled at the end of the exhibition, to form a light and airy structure supporting a roof that forms various openings framing views of the chicago skyline.

found at http://burnhamplan100.uchicago.edu

Roger Hiorns ‘Seizure’

When Roger Hiorns first took over an abandoned derelict flat in south east London he filled it with copper sulphate and created an awe inspiring space covered in mystical blue crystals.  Now having been shortlisted for this years Turner Prize, ‘Seizure’ has reopened for those who missed it the first time around.



Joana Vasconcelos

Joana Vasconcelos- crochet ceramic snake

Joana Vasconcelos creates these beautiful sculptures, combining textiles with large scale, ornate glass and clay ornaments.

Her other work includes large scale space engulfing installations such as Contaminacoa, which was displayed in Sao Paulo.  This piece uses a garish range of mixed fabrics and colours that when combined form an appealing aesthetic in an almost childlike manner.

Joana Vasconcelos

David Restorick-Cut corner [Coffee Table]
Yellow Gloss Formica / Birch Plywood / American Black Walnut Legs
35 x 90 x 67 cm (h x w x d)


Book a table, which coincides with London Design Festival, is an exhibition of coffee tables and minimalist artists’ books at Rocket Gallery. David Restorick presented his Cut corner coffee table, in vivid yellow and in a dance mood, made of gloss formica, birch plywood and American black walnut legs.


The New Theatre in Melbourne’s Southbank

Melbourne Theatre

Ashton Raggart McDougal (ARM) architects designers of the Melbourne Recital Centre and the neighbouring Melbourne Theatre Company have helped form the newly renovated Southbank district, giving it a diverse and interesting new edge.

written by: Isobel Scott


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