In response to the exhibition of paintings by the beloved Sussex artist Ivon Hitchens at Pallant House Gallery
, Design Collective Chichester put out a call for postcard designs inspired by locations in the Chichester area. These would be exhibited at a ‘Summer Lates’ takeover at the gallery in August.
I was delighted to be involved in the project and used a collage style to depict the South Downs Way.
Being part of this communal project has been both inspiring and rewarding, and it is interesting to see the different responses to the brief.
Your visual response should capture the feeling of that place rather than depicting it literally. You might be inspired by a detail, texture or theme. Think of this as an artwork to keep, not a marketing flyer. It would be good if your visual relates to the discipline or medium in which you work as a designer, whether that is ceramics, silver, paper, graphics, digital, textiles, 3D, photography, architecture, words etc. Choose something that will work graphically as a postcard and have visual impact.
I walk a section of the South Downs Way most days and often see deer, so its very special to me. My postcard design is inspired by this and crazy dreams my daughter has told me she has about the deer.
I love mixed media and collage so this was a treat to work in this medium. I also made a stop motion of all the collage pieces whilst I was creating the postcard.
Photo credit: Rewild Media