Have you recently taken an after-hours walk on Electric Avenue? Did you notice anything different ?!
After overcoming many obstacles, the Electric Patterns Project (produced by The Brixton Project, funded by Lambeth Council and National Lottery Patrimony Fund) is put online and clarification on a street near you with bold and colorful abstractions of the essential spirit of Brixton. So take a stroll in the twilight and keep your eyes peeled for each pattern. To learn more about the project, please see here.
In each article in this series, we’ll highlight these innovations heritage inspired designs and letting you know where you can see them for yourself. To learn more about this local creative opportunity, the selected artists, and what inspired their creations, read on.
Site: 39 electric avenue, SW9 8JP
Artist: Coco Cripps
This conception takes as a starting point the form of Electric Aplace. This curve that connects two streets together which on a map forms a quadrant. The model is further informed by Stand‘s Poverty Map of Brixton in 1898-99. This map is a survey of the life and work of the people of London. The aesthetic quality from Booth’s card bring Brixton‘s streets to life with its use of color, line and texture, which is what coconut want toed reach with its design. Ee model She uses is a fragmentation of Stand‘s card. When repeated, this design reveals the arches that run alongside–side of the electric avenue curve. The rectangular shapes are a simplified version of the Electric Avenue shops. The only thing that doesn’t‘Your changed in Electric Avenue, despite all the development and challenges of its history, it is the real shape of the street. The foundations of the street remain, no matter how much people, lights and decorations change. This is the source of Coco inspiration.
Coco Cripps is a London–based textile designer. She rrecently graduated from Central Saint Martins with a bachelor’s degree in textile design, specializing in knitting but enjoys combining mediums and believes that’s where the best ideas come from. Currently Coco works part time for CYM and teaches piano alongside her textile career.. Recently she worked on a collaboration project; fusion knitting with dancing.