Project Yourself is a project started to celebrate DIY and “hack” culture within design. The aim of the project is to engage people and inspire them to pass on this interesting piece of knowledge, that you can build your own projector using only a shoebox, magnifying glass and a smart phone. I have been dropping projectors round various spots in Bristol complete with little guides for people to find. With the help of awesome photographer Luke Frisby we have been documenting the journey.
The Art of Psychological Fishing
People like you and I, though mortal of course like everyone else, do not grow old no matter how long we live…We never cease to stand like curious children before the great mystery into which we were born.
~ Albert Einstein in a letter to Otto Juliusburger, 1942.
Every Bike in Bristol
One line at a time
This project has been a part of my life ever since I moved to Bristol. It started with the concept of drawing every bike in Bristol ‘one line at a time’, by creating single line representations of the variety of bikes that Bristol showcases on a daily basis. I began documenting, illustrating and leaving tags on other people’s bikes asking them to submit a story; whilst out & about on my own bike. I became really inspired by other people’s stories; their past bike-loves, their perfect bike, the good times and bad times they’ve seen from the saddle. From these collected narratives I illustrate each bike and go on to composite them together in a handprinted and bound publication.
Featured at the Bristol Festival of Nature, Bristol Cycle Festival and in Boneshaker Magazine:
“Though each tale is unremarkable – simple sentiments expressed off the cuff, relayed unedited with iffy grammar and haphazard spelling intact – it’s the charm of Chris’s original idea that sings. Anyone who’s let cycling permeate their life will know the nuanced and enduring bond between bike and rider. Every bike tells a story. But to think ‘I’ll collect those stories and share them with the world’, that’s what sets Chris apart. He’s a do-er, an enthusiast – and the world can never have too many enthusiasts” – Boneshaker Magazine
Submit your story at:
Journeys Between Minds
The unspoken space
An ongoing repository of experiments exploring this difficult to define term. The unspoken space between people when they create, share and work together on a collective idea. Anyone working creatively has experienced it but can’t quite put their finger on what or why it is.