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June 29, 2011

The Structure of the Universe

This has got to be one of the coolest projects ever commissioned. Cristina Guitian was asked to draw a 38-metre long mural for the AMC Hospital in Amsterdam.

In her own words: "The result is a representation of the human body where the limbs extend the whole length of the corridors.The artwork was hand-drawn in my studio in London, digitally coloured, printed on transparent sticker and then pasted on the glass offices of the hospital. Different textures, such as semitransparent frost and opaque white, are used throughout resulting in changes of appearance in the daylight and with the opening and closing of doors."

I love it when I get a peek into the process of things going from an idea to its realization. And to prove that good things often start with sketchbook scribbles, Cristina was kind enough to share with me her initial doodles for this project, some final photos and even a video example of the overlapping drawings.

























Cristina's work is very impressive. Visit her site and you'll find an awesome collection of sculptures, editorial illustrations, drawn type and even more murals to fall in love with.

6 Comments

Dan Wolfe
Dan Wolfe Posted Jun 30, 2011
Lovely drawings!

Ziyanda Ntshingila
Ziyanda Ntshingila Posted Jun 30, 2011
Wow!!! O_o Amazing!

Emma Kidd
Emma Kidd Posted Jun 30, 2011
indeed, I want it at my local hospital.

Pim
Pim Posted Jul 9, 2011
awesome !

Nadia Robichaud
Nadia Robichaud Posted Jul 10, 2011
well done. I love it !

Eva
Eva Posted Nov 25, 2012
Woah 😳

 

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