An exhibition at Charleston Farmhouse from June-August 2018
Decorative Mind is a response to the interior of Charleston Farmhouse. I was interested in how the house tells stories in colour and pattern through the thoughtful arrangement of Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant's possessions and work. What struck me most was the use of colour, and how lively it still seems today.
There were many interesting angles where walls, door-frame, table, jug and rug intersected. This interplay of colour and texture was my main inspiration for the collages. I was not concerned with straight forward representations of the house, although there are some allusions to the recurring shapes and patterns with in it. I wanted to focus on the concrete matter of assembling and constructing areas of colour to harmonise and sing, just as the inhabitants of Charleston must once have made these choices either consciously or intuitively when decorating their home.
Editorial design by Esther Cox
Posters for classic British events
Selected illustrations for Falling Awake by Alice Oswald
New posters for Transport for London and London Transport Museum advertising alternative shopping destinations in London. Published January 2018
New illustration work on the theme of ballet.
An ongoing project to illustrate covers for Agatha Christie's books.
Underground posters to promote London's rivers and parks. Commissioned by London transport museum.
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Large scale printed velvet wall hanging commissioned by Unlimited for the Hothouse show. May 2017
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A book of English modernist architecture, that is also a game of pictoral consequences. The book is spot litho printed in four colours on uncoated stock. Published by independent press Design For Today, September 2016.
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Customised Casper stool for Modus Furniture.
Modus asked 15 creatives to customise a Casper stool, designed by Michael Sodeau, to be auctioned in aid of refugee charity Movement on the ground. The 'Who's Casper' campaign was exhibited at Designjunction September 2016 as part of the London Design Festival. The stool has been renamed Bob. More information can be found in the news section
Wool and cashmere scarf available exclusively from Gallery Bobbin. This luxury wool and cashmere scarf was created in collaboration with artist and designer Maria Hatling. A large scale riotous pattern of textural geometrics. The scarf measures 195 x 68 cm.
Esther creates designs for menswear, womenswear, kids, stationery and packaging. A full portfolio of abstract, geometric, conversational, textural and floral repeats is available on request.
A selection of illustration work
Art prints by Esther Cox
Stationery and cards by Esther Cox