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.”
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 http://www.tobymelvillebrown.com/
Gerred Blyth uses digital theatrics, physical computing and projection mapping to create brilliant experiences. You can see examples of his work at http://www.departmentofbrilliant.com.