Architect Shaun Gaylard is capturing the built environment of cities around the world with his sketchbook and pen. From the Sydney Opera House to the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lampur, Gaylard is connecting people with the cities they love through hand-drawn architectural city guides.
“Each limited-edition city guide is inspired by the striking architecture which enhances the urban landscape and augments the flavour of the city,” says Gaylard. Each architectural guide comprises sketches of the famous buildings in that city. For example, his guide for Cape Town showcases the Green Point Lighthouse, City Hall and the Upper Cableway Station; while London’s guide features the Royal Albert Hall, the London Eye and Buckingham Palace.
In 2014, Gaylard established his studio, Blank Ink Designs, which today specialises in these “sketched” cities and produces associated products.
Anyone who has ever travelled to, lived in or dreamed of visiting one of Blank Ink’s “sketched” cities will instantly have a connection with the guides, says Gaylard.
Below are three of Blank Ink’s architectural city guides. See more at Design Indaba Expo 2015.