‘Wild’ by Emily Bornoff & ‘Fish’ by Lydia Thornley

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‘Wild’ by Emily Bornoff

Emily Bornoff is an illustrator and surface designer. Born and raised in London, she takes inspiration from all over the world, with a particular love for Scandinavian design. Her father was an antique dealer so growing up with so many beautiful objects and furniture around her has influenced her use of antiques and vintage objects in her work. She has a particular obsession with 1950’s illustrators, textile designers and ceramic artists.

Bornoff also loves drawing animals and nature in her work and is a keen supporter of animal welfare. She screenprints, works in relief, lithography and uses digital print on books as well as textiles and ceramics.

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‘Fish’ by Lydia Thornley

“I was a bit suspicious of type when I was young: there always seemed to be a right typeface for things, some designers knew what that was and I, with my drawing roots, didn’t. Until I worked for Mary Lewis, who I discovered would draw a word and then decide which typeface matched the feel of the word that she was after. That made sense to me and it’s been at the heart of my thinking-on-paper way of doing things ever since – even when the result looks more engineered than drawn.”

Born into 1960s adland, Lydia Thornley trained at Canterbury and worked for London practices including Pentagram and Lewis Moberly before setting up her own practice in 1991. Lydia Thornley Design works on commissioned graphic design and consultancy projects and produces its own work. Lydia is also a speaker and visiting tutor on design practice and process. Many of Lydia’s ideas come from words.

‘Wild’ by Emily Bornoff & ‘Fish’ by Lydia Thornley will be displayed at Type Tasting with the London Design Festival 2013 at the V&A.

Display: 14 – 19 September 2013
Drop in workshops: 10am – 5pm, 14 & 15 September 2013’London Design Festival Hub
Design Studio, Sackler Centre
Cromwell Road
London SW7 2RL
ldf at v&a  v&a