The LCC Surface Design grad show is always one of my favourites and this year I wasn’t surprised to discover lots of exciting new talent to get hyped about including Lucy K, Imogen Bennett, Joanna Bagge and Vincent Abel, but for me the show was stolen by the incredible body of work by Oscar Whale.
Oscar Whale is a London based surface/product/graphic designer / illustrator and printmaker – a general all-round ‘creative mover’ with his incredible versatility being clearly demonstrated coherently in his exhibited final major project. His body of work was based around his original proposal to create a range of fabrics that were inspired by nature to form a military/camping themed collection. The hand screen printed psychedelic print found across his work embodies 2/3 layers of florescent pigment ink and is translated across 2 & 3D media through jackets, shorts, bucket hats, knife cases, a chair and paper-based print taking his original concept to the next level as the designer explores hand-made production and upholstering.
Reflecting upon his work Oscar explains “Surface Design gives me the freedom to not only be illustrative/graphic but gives me the opportunity to put my interests in product design into practice while learning about creating fabrics / basic seem work and gaining an understanding of patterning”.
Stay tuned for more info about Oscars future plans after graduating.