Autumn / Winter 2019
Cyber espionage is a growing concern for governments and corporations around the world. As more data breaches capture headlines, security teams across the world are working furiously to defend themselves against cyber criminals. Hackers are incredibly motivated to seek out vulnerabilities and prey on them.
We are all at risk.
In this project, Print Theorem explores our relationship with technology and the noise it creates as we continue to build out our data fed social networks. The project further explores the notion of disguise and recognition. The history of camouflage as a tool to survive is referenced in parallel to cues that facilitate visual recognition of popular culture characters.
Through our Autumn / Winter 2019 collection of prints, we tell a tale that is terrifying yet hopeful. Providing a visual reminder of the threat we all face. Graphic silhouettes, figurative placements, reinvented camouflage and military badges feature throughout the collection.
Block-coloured profile shapes of today’s religious, political and business leaders are inspired by Olly Moss’s series of illustrations titled ‘Silhouettes From Popular Culture’. Olly manages to re-contextualize his make-believe imagery in order to explore how we identify with the characters.
Pioneering reinvented camouflage pattern, that is made out of glass, provides a juxtaposition between the transparent qualities of glass in contract to the disguise ability of camouflage. Military badge shapes feature thought the collection and are inspired by the use of camouflage in Russian military-wear.
Figurative musical placement prints are inspired by Neal Preston’s series of photographs titled ‘Exhilarated and Exhausted’. Preston’s photographs vibrate with a palpable and inimitable intensity. That moment of silence right after a concert is captured, adding a reflective energy to the collection in relation to our growing reliance on technology and the subsequent noise it creates.
The passive yet authoritative colour palette is inspired by Richard Heeps' photograph titled ‘Shaving’, taken from a series of photographs titled‘Mans ruin’. Heeps' explores retro Americana imagery in his vibrant and immediate imagery. Ginger, Amber light, Vapour Blue, Winter Sky, Whisper White, Coral Haze, Blue Heaven, Lilac Ash and Deauville Mauve resonate throughout the collection of 60 prints.
Warm hues work in harmony with the colder blues.
Scarf names are inspired by the names of the creators that have been partly referenced in our research. Every squared composition is rigorously considered and is then printed onto the finest silks at a family run mill of artisans in northern Italy.
- Brian Oglesbee
- Charles Darwin
- Dennis Desmond
- Neal Preston
- Olly Moss
- Richard Heeps
- Ross Lovegrove
- Tim Sebastian