Hannah Waldron is a multidisciplinary creative based in the UK. Her work spans many of our favourite mediums, from illustration to weaving, but it’s her printed silk scarves that have really captured our attention. A blend of graphic, colour-blocked shapes and narrative illustrations, Hannah honed her specialist talents in Konstfack, Sweden. Here she drew inspiration from classic cartography and modern cityscapes and was also presented with the HAY award in 2014.
Many of Hannah’s scarves are a celebration of summer in Sweden and depict the many directional buildings and waterways from the vantage point of a kayak. Drawing on her own experiences and ways of exploring the city during her time there, every scarf is also inspired by Japanese textile traditions.
Back in the UK and having worked with an impressive array of clients from The V&A to M&C Saatchi and Paul Smith, Hannah’s illustrated maps, bright textile creations and layered drawings depict a beautiful balance of stacked urban and sprawling peaceful spaces. Her Instagram feed is a great mix of work in progress, colourful travel snaps and cool interiors compositions, well worth a follow in our opinion.
Aside from turning her hand to weaving and printed silk, Hannah has quite a knack for printed matter too. Her lithograph prints and editorial pieces have a wonderful ability to communicate complex narratives with bright, decisive visuals, often layered and filled with energy. An inspiring creative with a host of enviable talents, we’ll be keeping a close eye on Hannah’s Facebook page and Twitter for news of her upcoming projects throughout the rest of the year.
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Words: Emily Beeson | @younggoldteeth