Hexx Inkworks

The media are not toys… they can be entrusted only to new artists, because they are art forms.
(McLuhan, 1954)

year 1

Texture from Sheffield

Tasked with making a map relating to Sheffield, this brief introduced me to cartography, a topic I had no interest in prior to this piece of work.

I originally wanted to do something relating to Sheffield’s graffiti, but was advised by my tutor not to as it had already been done before. So I chose to strip it back, and questioned myself with “what is one of the reasons that I like graffiti?

Texture. I love texture as I feel it adds so much character to anything, and thats when the penny dropped. I got the idea of gathering texture from many surfaces of Sheffield’s city centre via rubbings. So that other designers can scan these in, and then use them within their work.

The map is double sided, where the side shown consists the title, the description of the map, and locations of the map with several rubbings themselves as a background. The other side divides the page to allow space for the rubbings, which have details about the surfaces included a six figure map reference to help locate it. Finished with a box, full of equipment to help you gain the rubbings.

Est 2015, reborn 2019
website est 2020
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