Exhibition catalogue from Divine Inspiration: Seven Principles of Islamic Architecture, at the Islamic Arts Museum, Malaysia
Soon after graduating from my MA studies, I received a commission from the Islamic Arts Museum, Malaysia. They were planning an exhibition on Islamic architecture, entitled Divine Inspiration: Seven Principles of Islamic Architecture. Part of the exhibition would be comprised of pieces such as tiles and architectural panels from the Islamic world. The museum were therefore interested in commissioning four artists to produce a series of paintings and drawings showing the development of the structure of the artefacts – from a geometric starting point through to a completed surface pattern upon a tile or architectural panel. I was lucky enough to be one of the artists chosen to complete the commission, and my paintings and drawings were exhibited at the Islamic Arts Museum, Malaysia as part of the show! Being just a recent graduate from my MA studies, I was absolutely thrilled at the opportunity!
Front cover (left) and back cover (right) of my notebook designs, which are being sold at the Islamic Arts Museum, Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur.
Later on, I was even more pleased to discover that my designs had been made into these beautiful little gift notebooks, and were being sold in the Museum shop! Click on the link to visit the shop, and if you scroll about half way down the page, you’ll see my design. The notebooks are hardcover with a lovely glossy surface to imitate the texture of a ceramic tile. The endpapers are covered with some of my construction drawings, which have been copied in blue and white. The paper on the inside is a creamy 80 gsm “fancy paper” (as it says on the museum shop website!) Basically, it’s nice quality writing paper. So if anybody is interested in purchasing a lovely little gift notebook, just visit the website and follow the directions at the museum shop.
Having stumbled across my copy of the notebook and museum catalogue just recently, it made me think that perhaps I should think about designing a range of stationary? I am going to look into this and I will let you know what I find out…