A colour explosion at the Engine Works, Glasgow
With an industrial venue space, you really can put your stamp on it… and I love this! In my work, I like to take inspiration from the venue’s themselves, whether that’s location, setting, the actual space or it’s past, there is always something to work with. I knew I wanted to incorporate some industrial elements into the design, my geometric folds lend themselves to this already but I wanted to go deeper.
So, inspired by an Instagram post about the original founders – their names feature in the stationery – and the buildings purpose, I created stationery that featured technical drawings contrasted with colourful, paint splashes. The hard and the soft, the structed and the fluid. Naming the tables after engine parts added another, subtle layer to the suite.
On receiving the brief, basically ‘colour explosion’, I instantly thought neon – the brightest of the bright! I love neon. So for the second suite, I paired neon with the tactility of kraft and geometric forms and folds, making it really POP! and adding colour to the beautiful, adaptable space of the Engine Works.