Laura Barnard

I'm an illustrator from that there UK, and specialise for the most part in drawing cityscapes and buildings, and the more complicated they are the better.

I've worked on everything from wallpapers for the big dudes like HP to flyers for local arts collectives, and loved working on all of them. There's a few things in the pipeline at the moment but I'm always on the lookout for new and exciting projects.

I use both digital and analogue methods, so some are drawn with pen and ink (and yes, I do get through several pens on the big cityscapes - there's a certain amount of satisfaction in 'finishing a pen') and some I draw straight onto the computer, and some are a mixture of both.








1. In The Big City

Massive detailed cityscape, based on the view over hilly Bristol. Originally created as a self-promotional piece, but went on to be used in a publication about housing development and sold as a print.









2. HP Artist Wallpaper Series

I was proper delighted to be asked to design a set of desktop wallpapers for HP to be shipped with their 2010 range of laptops, and was even more delighted when I discovered I was in splendid and esteemed company with three other great illustrators: Alex Eben Meyer, Julie West and Amy Ruppel.

You can download the wallpapers here.







3. Urban Soundscapes CD cover

Illustration for album cover for Gerry Cott's new album Urban Soundscapes. The album's tracks are each based on a different city or part of the world, so the illustration incorporates everything from rural Ireland to the heights of Tokyo.





4. Typographic Experiments

Cities & typography? Hooray!









5. High Speed City Link

Created whilst pondering about the new high-speed rail link being talked about in the UK and incorporates a cunning and plausible strategy about where we might be able to put in some extra railway lines and how to make the trains go faster. This is by using lots of downhill bits for speed, mainly, not to mention having cities on handy little nuggets of land.

This is also for sale as a giant beast of a print.

Contact Laura Barnard

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Flickr

Behance Network Gallery

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