We were commissioned by the Royal Albert Hall to produce an intricate cityscape illustration, featuring buildings from the Albertopolis, a historical area of London full of wonderful architecture. We also made a collection of merchandise featuring the design.
The Royal Albert Hall is one of the most recognisable opera halls in the world. So to have the opportunity to draw the famous building, as well as the surrounding ‘Albertopolis’ area was not only a privilege but an interesting journey of architectural discovery.
The final design includes notable landmarks from Exhibition Road, such as the Natural History, V&A and Science museums. Of course, the hall itself is situated at the centre of the design. Furthermore, other more hidden landmarks such as Queen’s Tower and the Royal College of Organists were included.
A fun feature was the inclusion of the Crystal Palace, which, although destroyed by a fire in the mid-1800s, made for a beautiful addition to the design.
The collection consists of a variety of stationery items. Their are A5 journals available in blue, green and amethyst, and our signature Debossed Notebooks, and a set of 3 greetings cards, also in the same three colours.
We also made items in our multicoloured Blockprint style, including a journal, greetings cards and postcards. A set of three black and white postcards is also available, allowing you to colour-in our intricate design yourself.
The entire collection is available at the end of 2017, directly and exclusively from the Royal Albert Hall shop. In 2018, an extended collection including coffee cups, playing cards and magnets will also be made available.