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This decorative print design incorporates my panoramic drawing of London which is based on the view from the public viewing gallery of the Shard … Read More
This decorative print design incorporates my panoramic drawing of London which is based on the view from the public viewing gallery of the Shard Tower, 800ft above ground level. It was inspired by historic panoramas of the city by 17th century artists including Hollar, Visscher, Wyngaerde and others. The design includes a decorative border and title cartouche with an index of eighty well-known landmarks featured in the drawing which are labelled numerically, and several locations are also labelled with text to orientate the viewer. The composition is based on photographs I took from the viewing gallery in February 2013 and was drawn freehand with a fineliner pen on Bristol Board and took around 4 months to complete. I also referred to the interactive panorama on the Guardian newspaper website to aid me with the finer detail. Read Less
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The full panorama, with decorative border, title cartouche, description and building index. The design aesthetic is inspired by engraved print designs from the 17th and 18th century, particularly those by Hollar.
Detail of the panorama looking west: major landmarks are labelled with numbers (which are listed in the index - eighty in total). Other locations such as parks, bridges and areas in the distance are pinpointed with text labels. All text is set in Baskerville Regular, Italic and Semibold Italic.
Detail of the centre of the panorama: major landmarks are labelled with numbers (which are listed in the index - eighty in total). Other locations such as parks, bridges and areas in the distance are pinpointed with text labels. All text is set in Baskerville Regular, Italic and Semibold Italic.
Detail of the panorama looking east: major landmarks are labelled with numbers (which are listed in the index - eighty in total). Other locations such as parks, bridges and areas in the distance are pinpointed with text labels. All text is set in Baskerville Regular, Italic and Semibold Italic.
Detail of the title cartouche