Getting inspired by the 1920s…
British artist Aubrey Hammond (1894–1940) is responsible some of my favourite1920s London Underground posters. He also illustrated several books and taught commercial and theatrical design. I think his cover for Metropolis, Thea von Harbou’s novel designed to complement the movie (co-written with husband Fritz Lang), is simply stunning.
In the style of… appears occasionally instead of my regular Shoot it, Sketch it posts. Using my own photographs as a starting point, I’m drawing inspiration from some of the world’s greatest illustrators. It’s not about slavishly copying someone else’s art; it’s an experiment in seeing things differently.
6 thoughts on “In the style of… Aubrey Hammond”
Superb ! and I love Aubreys work too. x
Very Cool! – Sharon
love those tree shapes
I ABSOLUTELY love this! It has a real feeling of depth. I love every single about this. This is really great work!
I really like your reason for doing this, of seeing things differently. Sounds like a great way to visually stretch. Your resulting work is cool, with the layers sharply separated by not only muted colors vs. bold, but complex vs. simple silhouette. Great work!