It is fascinating to follow an idea from its full creative expression, be it in art, film or design. Some designers struggle to express this process in words: it is entirely intuitive. For others, the words help: the struggle to articulate a concept allows them to refine and crystallize it.
Blainey North falls into the latter category. Stimulated by an image of Hong Kong at night with the layered pattern-making of a thousand densely packed sky-rise buildings, cut through the middle by the fluid amber of car headlights – it is both gestural and formulaic.