James Christian’s work tackles arguably the biggest issue facing London as a city – housing. Responding to disruption – this year’s Designers In Residence theme – James has looked back at slum housing from London’s history to see what modern planners and architects can learn from the way they operated.
It’s provocative stuff on one level and James doesn’t sugarcoat the reality of life in these slums; rather he probes how we might address the impersonal nature of so much contemporary living. As part of our broadcast partnership with the show, we went into James’ studio to get a better insight into him and his design thinking.
Designers In Residence runs until 8 March 2015.
We are excited to present a social evening with this year’s Designers in Residence and Special Guests on Tuesday 14 October. Come along to meet the designers and find out more about their interests and working methods through informal presentations, followed by drinks and discussions. Tickets cost £14 (£10.50 students) and includes entry to the show. Find out more here.
- Studio Zwupp’s festival identity combines found type with abstract imagery
- Meet Jack Pearce: the illustrator drawing skate tribes
- Anna Haas’ structured yet anarchic approach to graphic design
- “Made for designers, not 3D experts”: Adobe Stock demystifies 3D renders
- Tanawat Sakdawisarak’s crisp illustrations reference pop music and video games
- Photographer Jay Wolke remembers gambling spots in the US during the 80s and 90s
- Polaroid’s creative director Danny Pemberton introduces new brand Polaroid Originals
- Artist Dominique Pétrin on creating her very own domestic product
- Universal Everything animate emotive wallpapers for new iPhone devices
- Herburg Weiland’s meticulous editorial designs are typographically-driven
- The Visual History of Type author Paul McNeil selects and dissects his six favourite faces
- Breakdown Press’ Joe Kessler picks out his most-treasured books