As an architect and product designer sketching is an integral part of the work process. This is how all projects begin. For him, sketching is a tool to achieve feedback on ideas. A tool to try out shapes and forms. It is intuitive, it is thinking on a piece of paper. His sketches are seldom refined, but often repeated and continuous in search of a specific expression or character, which I later replicate in CAD or with physical models.
For this illustration series for Paper Collective he has swiped through recent sketchbooks and selected a few of his favourite shapes and forms. With use of colours and textures they have transformed into abstract, graphic volumes. In parallel, the illustrations become an abstract — a summary — of his collected notes and inspiration from a certain sketchbook period. Therefore, the series is called — Sketchbook Abstracts.
ABOUT THE DESIGNER
Swedish architect and designer Jonas Wagell is widely revered for his modern product and furniture design comprising soft, minimalist shapes with a welcoming expression. His Stockholm-based studio, JWDA, was founded in 2008 and boasts collaborative relations that stretch from Scandinavia and Europe to China and North America. (red. jwda.se)
THE GOOD CAUSE
When you buy this poster you help building the Paper Collective School in Nepal.
200g uncoated, FSC certified, acid-free paper. Produced in Denmark under the Swan certification system.