This image is from my exhibition at the Designersblock:Illustrate festival in London, a one-off illustration event that occupied over 50,000 square feet of new commercial space on Hornsey Street. Illustrators and designers displayed work on external hoardings and inside newly built units made with concrete floors and cinder block walls. To reflect the industrial nature of the venue, I created a number of color pencil drawings of electrical and industrial paraphernalia found within the venue space, nearby underground stations and surrounding area. The resulting drawings of switches, wires, sockets, pipes and electrical boxes were then arranged to create a sprawling, industrial mural. In total, I created over 60 drawings for the event, covering 200 square feet.
Christine Berrie gained a First Class BA (Hons) from Glasgow School of Art before heading to the Royal College of Art in London, where she graduated with an MA in Illustration in 2002. Christine's work has been featured in several exhibitions, including a solo show at the Pentagram Gallery in London, where she exhibited over 40 drawings. Other exhibited works include 60 drawings and a large-scale mural for Designersblock:Illustrate, as well as regular contributions to the prestigious RCA Secret Show in London. Currently, everyday scenarios and objects are Christine's favored subject matter, and she has long had an interest in creating colorful, detailed imagery with a hand-rendered approach. The results display Christine's aim to invest even the most mundane objects with personality. Christine's drawings have appeared in several publications, including Design Week, Communication Arts, Creative Review and Varoom. Her work can also be seen in Hand to Eye and The Picture Book, both published by Laurence King. Clients include Microsoft, Merrell, the New York Times, New Scientist, Wallpaper, Time Out, the Guardian, Dwell, Nature and Esquire.