Originally from Glasgow, Christine Berrie is known for her industrial-themed illustrations, including such objects as wall plates, gas meters, dials,…
Originally from Glasgow, Christine Berrie is known for her industrial-themed illustrations, including such objects as wall plates, gas meters, dials, buttons and switches, control boxes, electrical objects, machinery, and appliances.
She began developing an interest in industrial designs as a child when her father, a draughtsman, brought technical drawings home from work. These drawings, by her own account, fascinated her. After graduating from RCA in 2002, Angus Hyland of Pentagram Design Studio attended her degree show, purchased one of her books, and invited her to contribute to Hand to Eye: Contemporary Illustration, a book he published in 2003. Hyland then organised a display of her work at Pentagram’s London offices; the show consisted of drawings Berrie created of common office objects and implements found throughout the Pentagram office itself.
Christine Berrie gained a 1st Class BA (hons) from Glasgow School of Art before heading to the Royal College of Art in London where she graduated with an MA in Illustration in 2002.
Christine’s work has featured in several exhibitions including a solo show at the Pentagram Gallery in London where she exhibited over 40 of her trademark drawings of switches, wiring and electrical paraphernalia. Other exhibited works include 60 drawings and a large-scale mural for ‘Designersblock: Illustrate’ as well as regular contributions to the prestigious RCA Secret Show.
Currently, everyday scenarios and objects are Christine’s favoured subject matter and she has long had an interest in creating colourful, detailed imagery with a hand-rendered approach. The results display Christine’s aim to invest even the most mundane objects with personality.
Christine’s drawings have appeared in several publications including Design Week, Creative Review and Varoom. Her work can also be seen in Hand to Eye and The Picture Book, both published by Laurence King.
Christine has now returned to live in Glasgow
Clients include: The Guardian, Microsoft, The New York Times, New Scientist, Howies, Time Out, Wallpaper, Soho House & The Independent.http://www.christineberrie.com/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christine_Berrie http://christineberrie.blogspot.co.uk/ http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/ChristineBerrie
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