We always see their work, their websites and social media outlets, but have you ever wondered what your favourite artist, corporation, designer, animator, or photographer’s studio looks like, and how they go about their daily creative habits? Once a week, we will be featuring a few selected artists or corporations and their workspaces, and what makes them tick. Today’s post shows the pop artist legend that is Sir Peter Blake and his unique studio, Pixar’s wonderfully playful and creative offices and Francis Bacon’s rather different studio.
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Sir Peter Blake
We start with the English Pop Artist legend, Sir Peter Blake. Most known for creating the famous album cover for the Beatles, numerous self portraits, including ‘Self Portrait with Badges’, and is a Royal Academician.
His unique workspace shows his interest in objects and sculptures, paintings and fine arts, and it is clear that this influences his work. Even though he has a vast collection of ‘things’ within his studio, they are arranged with order and precision. He can easily go about his studio without difficulty. It would be very difficult to work under a mass of disorganised objects. Take inspiration from Peter Blake and make your studio into a cavern of inspiration, creativity and enjoyment, but don’t get lost in it!
Away from Peter Blake, we travel across the water to Pixar’s Studios and offices. This place oozes creativity and imagination, just look at their unique offices that everyone wants to work in, I especially love these! In a place which requires you to think of concepts and ideas, this workplace reflects that of the work which they produce. It’s important to submerge yourself with whatever your occupation is, and to surround yourself with it.
With Peter Blake it is important for him to be surrounded by objects, memorabilia and paintings. It’s the same with Pixar, everyone has their own little hut where they can create great animations, illustrations, storyboards and drawings. It’s no wonder that Pixar have been created some great films, from the animation classic of Toy Story to magical tales of Up.
It’s important to feel comfortable in yourself within your studio, being someone your not is not the answer. Why raise such a statement you may ask? Well the last studio I want to show to you is Francis Bacon. The previous two studios I showed you were ordered and organised. Francis Bacon’s studio is a rather stark contrast to this, which reflects his paintings excellently.
Even though his studio is a creative mess, this is how he liked to work, as there is no right or wrong way to arrange your studio, it’s whatever reflects you best. You can really see his expression and artistic personality within his studio, it’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but it worked for him.
We hope you enjoy today’s What’s it like inside? Blog Post. Which one is your favourite? How do you like to work? Comments are very welcomed! Stay tuned for more blog posts later this week. Over & out – Graphic Tide team!