Illustrator Vic Lee tells us how his banners depicting the former names of Covent Garden streets hark back to the area's sordid past in the next of our Seven Designers for Seven Dials movies about aerial installations curated by Dezeen.
"I chose to illustrate the names of the streets as they used to be called," says Lee. "When they were built they were called something completely different."
Vic Lee usually works quite small, so creating 3.6-metre-square banners for this project required a sizeable scale-up.
Dezeen commissioned seven young designers to create seven installations to hang above the streets of Covent Garden during last year's London Design Festival, and Lee's banners installation was located on Shorts Gardens.
Previous movies in this series include designers Faye Toogood, Dominic Wilcox, Gitta Gschwendtner and Philippe Malouin each speaking about their installations - see them all here. Photography is by Mark Cocksedge.
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- This That Other by Stefan Diez for e15
- Lotus Dome by Studio Roosegaarde
- Lazy Bastard by Bertjan Pot for Montis
- Laurence Humier's Alchemist Matter Kit… teaches children basic chemistry
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