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RESEARCH - HAMISH FULTON
These are some examples of Hamish Fulton’s work that I have found inspiring. Hamish Fulton, born in London in 1946, refers to himself as a ‘Walking Artist’. His work is largely related to walking and the environment around him on these walks.
Hamish Fulton’s work is often created digitally from what I have seen, and has a strong, unique style. He tends to work on a very large scale with a lot of his pieces, often creating design that is displayed on whole walls. I find a lot of his work inspiring; one of the main
reasons for this is his strong use of typography. He mixes all sizes of type together in one image, bringing emphesis to certain parts. I particularly like how some of his work is made up entirely out of type, but still creating an image through this.
Another thing I like about his work is his use of colour. He uses a variety of colour, which usually seem relate to the journey or walk. Some of his work has a softer feel, whereas some other pieces are bold stand out. Another thing I find inspiring in his work is his simplicity. Hamish Fulton’s work is essentially
informaton graphics - A lot of his work shows a ‘map’ style path of the journey, some information about the location, surroundings and the walk itself. He uses a simplistic style, which is clean, smooth and has a very strong, well executed out layout. He also mixes type and photography in some of his work.
Something that really appeals to me about his work however is that his ‘information graphics’ have a unique feel. They’re not graphs or charts, they’re works of art, brilliant examples of design, but serving an informative purpose as well. The simplicity of his work is really inspiring to me, and it’s
something I would like to incorporate into my project. The way that his work is so simple, yet the journey that’s depicted was more than likely very long and tough, is something I also find really interesting. He’s effectively summarised his journies in a way that almost
disconnets them from their true scale, representing them in a simple way. I was particularly drawn to some of his pieces from his walks in Japan, featuring some Japanese type. I think his use of foreign type shows his passion for, and the importance of, his
location and surroundings. In my project, based on journies and movement, his work has provided me with a lot of inspiration as it holds such a close link to my chosen subject. It’s also helped inspire me with style and use of information graphics.
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