Graduate Collection - "People within Pattern" Wallpapers

Degree Show 2014: A collection of bespoke designs intended for wallpapers and wall art

The concept was "People within Pattern" as I have always loved to illustrate narratives within my pattern designs based around central characters and photographs of people who catch my imagination.

Every design is based on a unique narrative, for example "Natural History Characters" is inspired by my frequent childhood visits to the Natural History Museum in London; I created a series of twelve characters who I imagined lived, visited and worked in the museum (such as "The Taxidermist", "The Student" and the "Encyclopaedia") I collaged a collection of people who formed the basis of this design.

Using both found photography and the majority of my own photography, as well as traditionally printed papers, letter-pressed designs and elements of embroidery, this was a 3 month project that has kick started my freelance illustration career.