Christopher Gray, Stop Looking at Me All the Time
Yesterday I stumbled across the work of London-raised illustrator, designer and “Renaissance Man” Christopher Gray. I found his geometric paintings on Pinterest and quickly set out to find more information about him. When I found his website, there’s remarkably little information about him. So I had to dig a bit deeper and do more research. Grain Edit did a spotlight on Christopher in 2011, where they say, “His personal poster work (above) features amalgamated geometric shapes in sophisticated compositions and color schemes. Christopher is setting the bar high on this project, and writes on his blog that he’s aiming to get 100 posters in the middle of [the] year all of which will be for sale.” To see more of this project, check out the website here. Christopher also worked for studioAKA where they write, Chris has worked for the likes of Nike, Umbro, Tiger, PlayStation and the Hilton. A large selection of his professional work can be found on his blog, We Shall See. Christopher now calls Sweden home and says of Sweden, “It suites me perfectly. I‘m so lucky to be here for the summer. I‘ve never been in a position where if I get bored of work I can stroll down to the harbour and swim out to the pontoon and soak up some sun for an hour before heading home. Absolute bliss.” Sounds like a great way to work right? During my travels to the Scandinavia two summers ago, Sweden was hands down my favorite. A beautiful place, full of energy and a great design capital. It’s great to see designers that are so prolific in their professional and side projects. There’s really no limits for what designers can do these days and it’s really inspiring seeing others working in this way.
There’s also a great interview on Christopher on Ucon’s website you can read here.
Get into it!