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Robert Shaw

Robert created this self-initiated series of posters out of his love for architecture. ‘Magnificent’ and ‘Modern’ will show some of his favourite buildings. The Magnificent set feature the buildings he was in awe of when visiting the great northern cities, such as Manchester Town Hall by Alfred Waterhouse, whilst the Modern set highlight heroic architecture from post-war Britain. This includes Ernö Goldfinger’s concrete cliff-face in Poplar – Balfron Tower (the younger sister of Trellick Tower). These are simple renderings of personal favourites, often drawn as the architect imagined them rather than in their final built form. The first are shown here with three more to follow.

Born near Huddersfield and raised in Manchester, Robert studied graphic design at Lanchester Polytechnic in Coventry (chosen primarily because of The Specials), before working in London. He moved to Bath in 1992 and later founded multi-disciplinary design studio Northbank, along with Maria Bez and Simon Cryer, in 1998.


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