Peter Judson Memphis Design

Peter Judson’s ’80s-Inspired Illustrations Are A Playful Homage to Memphis Design

With all the talk of Memphis Design suddenly in the air — Gizmodo and L’Arcobaleno both recently name-checked Sight Unseen in stories about its not-so-recent resurgence — we thought that sharing these ’80s-influenced illustrations would be a fun way to start the week. They’re by recent Kingston University graduate Peter Judson, whose work is a playful homage to Sottsass and the gang but has been compared to everything from Nickelodeon cartoons to “a cheap rip-off of the latter works by Roy Lichtenstein.” We particularly love Judson’s series “Bus, Stop and Enjoy Yourself,” a series of 31 depot designs, one for each borough. “The designs themselves are inspired by their local shopping centers and created to make what can be an incredibly tedious part of our daily routine, into something a little less so,” Judson says. Check out more from that series, plus several others, below.

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