The Shape Factory is a daily illustration project started in July by local illustrator Greg Darroll, who you might know better as Tokyo-Go-Go. He says the project was started for two reasons, “Firstly, as a freelance illustrator I thrive on developing and experimenting in all avenues of the craft. So ultimately this acts as a huge motivation to constantly think and create. Interpretation also fascinates me. How one person sees the possibilities within a simple shape is vastly different to another. Secondly the project was set up to give fellow illustrators a chance to do what they do best. No brief or major guidelines. Just them doing their thing.”
Each day of the week is allocated a simple shape template and it is up to Greg or the weekly featured artist to interpret the template however they want. Any illustration style, any theme.
The Shape Factory aims to showcase an even mix of both local and international illustration talent which will eventually become a directory of different illustration styles. Also as the project progresses, there will be a series of quarterly exhibitions held in various cities where the most popular illustrations will be sold as prints in limited editions of 5.