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Eley Kishimoto covers London street crossing in graphic patterns

London Design Festival 2016: print studio Eley Kishimoto has applied its graphic Flash pattern to a number of pedestrian crossings in Brixton, south London.

The London studio, made up of Mark Eley and Wakako Kishimoto, collaborated with spatial design consultancy Dolman Bowles to bring pattern to a prominent junction in the heart of Brixton.

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"The location has significance locally with a history marked by trading, transport, riots and landmark pubs, and is now at the centre of Brixton's resurgence as a cultural hotspot," said the designers.

"The crossing has a high volume of cars, cyclists and pedestrians and can be a precarious place to navigate."

To make the crossing more visible to both pedestrians and drivers, Eley Kishimoto's 90s-inspired Flash pattern was applied to the floor in bold white, yellow, green and red colours.

The project is similar to one recently completed by artist Camille Walala, who applied her signature graphic patterns to a pedestrian crossing in Bankside, south London.

Eley Kishimoto's prints were unveiled yesterday as part of the Brixton Design Trail – a new district of the London Design Festival.

Other events taking place across the capital include an exhibition of poo-related designs and an a retail installation inspired by the 1960s Op Art movement.