The Animals were discovered by Paul Middlewick in 1988. They’re created using the tube lines, stations and junctions of the London Underground map. Paul found the original animal, the elephant, while he was staring at the tube map during his daily journey home from work. Since then, Elephant & Castle, as the elephant is called, has been joined by many others from bats to bottlenose whales.
I cannot believe that I haven’t come across the work of Andy Gilmore before. Having read a bit about him, I am sure I have probably seen an example of his work somewhere, with such an extensive list of high-profile clients.
Simply put – I love the triangles – whenever I find myself doodling the patterns that emerge from my pencil are almost always based on triangles – not sure what that says about me!
But anyway, his work is amazing. I found the above image on Designspiration. Then found this video where he discusses his work, so thought this was also worth a share – although I must warm you it is pretty cryptic! Andy has artist waffle down to a tee – and by that I mean talking about his work in a way that doesn’t actually make much sense but simultaneously seems quite clear – clever trevor…
The immense music from the guy behind Pixel Cloud….
Worth a mention in itself