The Soft City recycles common materials such as old wood and books into art, respectfully attempting to reveal the personality of often well worn objects with design. The aim is to create layered, meaningful pieces of work and a new connection with the materials around us.
Book Block is a new form of hand crafted screenprinting on books either abandoned or destined to be pulped, transforming old reading material into detailed three dimensional art.
The project is a timely celebration of the unique architecture of London’s streets, the prints depicting a variety of the capital’s buildings; from world renowned iconic landmarks to lesser known corners of London such as the vibrant Lower Marsh, tucked behind Waterloo station.
Amidst the digital revolution, there is an uncertain future for the once much cherished and celebrated book. Daniel taps into the book’s material possibilities with ‘Book Block’ as well as highlighting the aesthetic charm of the treasured bookshelf.