Sunday, 31 October 2010

London Futures / Metro and Museum of London competition 2010

‘All the way down the creek, perched in the windows of the office blocks  and department stores, the iguanas watched them go past, their hard frozen heads jerking stiffly. They launched themselves into the wake of the cutter, snapping at the insects dislodged from the air weed and rotting logs, then swam through the windows and clambered up the staircase to their former vantage point. Without the reptiles, the lagoons and creeks of office blocks half-submerged in the immense heat would have had a strange dream-like beauty, but the iguanas and basilisks brought the fantasy down to earth. As their seats in the one-time boardrooms indicated, the reptiles had taken over the city. Once again they were the dominant form of life.’

Inspired by ‘The Drowned World’ by J.G.Ballard the image explores a future where climate change has turned London into a tropical world where lizards have taken over and the only way to move across the city is by boat.

London Futures displays 14 arresting photomontages imagining how London could be affected by climate change will be on display at the Museum of London from 1 October 2010 to 6 March 2011. The display and events form part of the Mayor’s Story of London festival and the events are funded by Renaissance London.

Like postcards from the future, familiar views of the capital have been digitally transformed by illustrators Robert Graves and Didier Madoc-Jones. They bring home the full impact of global warming, food scarcity, rising sea levels and how all Londoners will need to innovate and adapt to survive.

The winner will be chosen by curator Cathy Ross, illustrators Robert Graves and Didier Madoc-Jones and Metro’s picture editor Alan Sparrow and announced on 2 November 2010 at a talk at the Museum of London.
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Sadly, i didnt win, but this guy did -  Fair play to him.

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Strap modeling and materials

Test render for the aligator leather strap