Alia Wilhelm

Our first ever Hackney Window Project featured photographer and illustrator Alia Wilhelm. Inspired by the ups and downs of her move to London, the artist covered the windows of our Films office in black-and-white comic book-style drawings.

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The eight panels point out various things Londoners can do to stay happy despite the rain, like reading in bed, doing yoga or hanging out with someone they love.

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Alia is a Marketing Producer at UNIT9. She takes photos, creates illustrations and edits video in her spare time. To check out her work, click here.

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Jacob Everett


The Hoxton Window Project features different artists on a monthly basis. The canvas: production company UNIT9’s four huge windows overlooking Hoxton Square. This month, the office windows featured the super talented Jacob Everett, a multimedia artist and illustrator based in south London.

To celebrate the office’s East London location, Jacob paid tribute to “The Holy Trinity” of Grime. His detailed, hand drawn illustrations of Wiley, Skepta and Dizzie Rascal look out onto the square as the Patron Saints of the East End.

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“The first thing that comes to my mind when I think of east London is Grime music. It’s London’s very own sound that has transformed from the days of pirate radio and underground raves to critical acclaim and international recognition over the last 15 years. When I was asked to create a piece for UNIT9’s Hoxton Window Project, I thought what better way than to turn the windows into stained glass monuments to the founding fathers of Grime. The Holy Trinity of Wiley, Skepta and Dizzee Rascal.” – Jacob Everett

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Jacob has created work for a number of magazines, including VICE and WINQ. You can check out his website and Facebook, or follow him on Instagram @jacobeverett.


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Jacob would like to thank George Peacock and Ellen Sharman for their technical assistance.

Toby Melville-Brown

For January 2016, the Hoxton Window Project featured projection-based artwork that pandered to the theme of escapism – certainly understandable in a month as dark and dreary as January. Illustrator Toby Melville-Brown and animator Gerred Blyth teamed up to create “Thought Park.” The windows are covered in the white outline of a water park, but are illuminated by a projection during the nighttime, with colourful balls moving through the different flumes that make up the park.



“The piece is called Thought Park because it’s an imaginary water park with a play on the title Thorpe Park, a theme park in the UK. It’s all about escapism, suitable, I think, for January. I conceived of a water park which would have items sliding around the flumes, racing round the race track. These are projected onto the illustration.”

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Toby Melville-Brown is a freelance illustrator based in London. He is driven by a curious interest in the synthetic language and his drawings are often a reappropriation of architecture, pattern and the nuances of our built environment. He has worked for clients such as Burberry, AnOther Magazine and dn&co. You can check out more of his work at

Gerred Blyth uses digital theatrics, physical computing and projection mapping to create brilliant experiences. You can see examples of his work at


Masha Karpushina

For October’s Hoxton Window Project, we featured Masha Karpushina’s Halloween-inspired artwork. A mix of muted colours like grey blue, mauve and rusty orange, the project included several quirky characters like a crocodile, a headless girl and an odd-looking clown in high heels.

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“I used to live close to Hoxton Square so this part of town has quite a few memories. The project sounded like the perfect way to contribute to the local community and what better way than to celebrate one of the funnest holidays of the year: Halloween. The odd and surreal is always great to draw. I loved the whole process. Painting big is pretty special, I’m grateful for the opportunity.”

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The project was featured on our windows just in time for Halloween. Each of the drawings is eerie in a sweet way that we hope will get people in the mood to celebrate the Day of the Dead in a fun way!


Masha’s is a London-based freelance illustrator whose work is often inspired by the power of nature and the beauty that exists within man and beast. You can check out more of her work here.





For this month’s Hoxton Window Project, we had Dutch artist Ronnie draw monsters all over our windows. Blue, green, pink, purple and red, the little creatures are doing all sorts of comical things: grinning while wielding axes, pushing each other over and doing their best to injury their monster buddies.




Ronnie is a freelance artist with a positive vibe. He creates both self-initiated and commercial projects with a focus on illustration, animation, character design, toys, game and app development, workshops and art.

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Lizzie King


For this month’s Hoxton Window Project, artist Lizzie King did us the great service of bringing summer to the office. Her tropical, cheerful art includes two giant palm trees, a beautiful pharaoh princess and colourful summer fruits.

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Lizzie is a prop maker, artist, tie-dye enthusiast, knitter and jewellery designer who lives and works in East London. She has worked on a variety of projects with a number of clients, including Selfridges, VICE, YCN and Shoreditch House. She is a lover of pastels and tropical vibes, all of which you can see here.


Hayley Warnham

This month’s featured Hoxton Window Project artist is Hayley Warnham. She is an illustrator/image maker living and working in London. She graduated from the Royal College of Art and has since gone on to create an eclectic body of work for clients that include Penguin Books, The Tate and Computer Arts Magazine. You can check her work out here.


Alexandre Centazzo & Jean-Baptiste Di Marco

For this month’s Hoxton Window Project, we featured the incredibly talented artist duo Alexandre Centazzo and Jean-Baptiste Di Marco. They arrived at our offices early on a Tuesday, fresh off the overnight bus from Paris, and started covering the majority of our gigantic office windows with white gouache, a type of thickened paint. Once the easy part was over, they projected their digital designs onto the window and traced over parts of the paint they needed to remove.

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Using a variety of tools, from knives to blunt pencils, they began the arduous task of scraping away at the gouache until they had created a sort of “reversed stencil” look. Three of the windows featured nocturnal animals: a fox, a deep-sea fish and an owl. Inscribed over these images were the poetic words “low landers sail under low lights.” On top of this artwork, they projected a series of moving blue, yellow and red lights which illuminate the window at night and reflect beautifully onto Hoxton Square.

In order to create the type for the windows, Alex scanned small tarot cards he had and essentially created a unique font. JB was drawn to ancient wood etchings and wanted the illustrations on the windows to resemble that style. One of the main ideas behind their project was to create an allegory: by painting nocturnal animals they wanted to draw attention to the idea that humans, too, live their lives differently by night – that the city is alive in a very different way in the dark than it is in the light, similar to forests and other “natural habitats.” Their artwork echoes this, since it looks very different during the day compared to when it is lit up with projections at night.

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Alexandre is a graphic designer interested in print, while Jean-Baptiste is a freelance graphic designer who is also involved in a number of motion graphics projects.

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Nick Terry

This month’s Hoxton Window Project featured the lovely Nick Terry. A pattern-design artist whose work often features geometric shapes, Nick covered the UNIT9 windows from top to bottom in a colourful 3D design.


Each panel is a visual representation of the area surrounding Hoxton Square, seen from four different perspectives.The outlines were filled in using fluorescent pink, yellow, blue and green acrylic paints. (You can imagine how much this cheered us up in gloomy February).


Nick uses a variety of methods in his work and creates fine art screen prints as well as wallpapers. He often works with interiors, but is also a big fan of creating murals outside and using the street to exhibit his work.



 You can see more of Nick’s work here and follow him on Instagram @nick_tez.

Tess Redburn

For December’s Hoxton Window Project, UNIT9 featured young artist Tess Redburn. The Christmas-themed project didn’t deck the halls with boughs of holly but did, instead, deck the windows with drawings of grapes, a parrot and a goblet, amongst other things.

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The British illustrator decided to leave her paintbrushes at home and, like all other artists featured on our window, used an array of POSCA pens to cover the four windows with her designs.

The cheerful and colourful illustrations are similar to most of Tess’s other work, which she has produced for a range of clients, including Sony, Hawes & Co. and Partizan.