Thursday, November 5, 2009

Vertical Farming

This illustration was created for a Vertical farming story. Cities are running out of space and we can't rely on weather conditions any more – the answer, indoor hydroponics that scale the internal walls of tall buildings.

I drew comparisons between the repetition of vegetable crops growing up walls and the repetition of graphics in wallpaper designs – also used indoors. I wanted the vegetables to look like a print, so I simplified their characteristics and placed the colours off register.

I have been looking at a lot of deco patterns recently, which influenced the way I designed the strawberries.