Wandered down Electric Avenue after hours recently? Noticed anything different?!
After overcoming multitudinous obstacles, the Electric Patterns Project (produced by The Brixton Project, funded by Lambeth Council and National Lottery Heritage Fund) is going live and brightening up a street near you with bold, colourful abstractions of Brixton’s essential spirit. So take a twilight stroll and keep your eyes peeled to spot every design. To find out more about the project please see here.
In each article of this series we will be highlighting these innovative heritage- inspired designs and letting you know where you can see them for yourself. To find out more about this local creative opportunity, the artists selected and what inspired their designs continue reading.
Flowers of Brixton
Location: 14 Electric Avenue, SW9 8JX
Artist: Eley Kishimoto
This design is titled Flowers of Brixton. The pattern created uses the shape of Brixton’s Ward map as a base unit. This is then transformed to a decorative floral pattern, which celebrates the local area. Using the local mapped landscape as a starting point along with their experience of having lived and worked from a studio based in Brixton for the last 27 years, the pattern embodies a sense of heritage and provenance. Their mission is to keep pattern producing and implementing to “Make the World A Prettier Place” in this case; Brixton.
Established in 1992, Brixton-based print studio Eley Kishimoto have gained global notoriety through a plethora of outputs ranging from fashion and interiors to diverse architectural and design collaborations. Living by the maxim “Print The World”, Eley Kishimoto have always strived to create work with unique creative flair that rejects passing trends and fads, producing patterns for the world from Brixton for the past 27 years. Eley Kishimoto are proud to call Brixton their home and have already contributed to Brixton’s aesthetic landscape, with a Flash Crossing design which has been in place for four years.