Finding the bursts of colour, the vibrant shapes and the bold lines through an otherwise uniform, concrete city keeps my feet moving on a journey throughout the streets of Berlin.
Inspired by the nature of postage stamps and the journey they take, my illustrations represent my own personal journey from one place to another. I focus on buildings which stop me in my tracks with their harsh shapes, contrasting shadows and bright colours. Each illustration is a footprint, a memory of where I have been.
The typeface chosen represents the way finding signage all around the streets of Berlin and the composition of this type represents the familiarity yet ever changing nature of stamp design. I introduced this familiar, yet nostalgic, element into the illustrations to try and emulate the warm feeling you get when you receive mail and check the stamp to see where it has travelled from.
The Illustrations are seen from a slightly warped perspective to reflect the view you may have of these buildings looking up naturally to the rooftops from street level. I believe this element makes the journey more real - as you are viewing them from another perspective, my perspective. I am sharing my journey (so far) of Berlin in this series of digital illustrations. Much like the story you would read when receiving a written letter or postcard.