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Startjudge Gill – Barclays Props (Westfield branch)

Here I have a couple of props that I've made in early July for the Barclays Stratford Branch inside the Westfield shopping centre. These were made in preparation for the Olympics 2012 here in London as a marketing strategy inside the bank branch. Working in collaboration with Start JudgeGill and Barclays Bank I had to make and supply the very iconic red PO box to specific dimensions, as well build a white printer desk to stand next to the Barclays Bicycle and in front of a large vinyl background, helping to create a more 3 dimensional effect to the back ground as well as the foreground.


Stratford 2012 Limited Edition Collection Series

I have just recently finished these pieces as a celebration for the 2012 Olympic Games in London, Stratford. As "London 2012" is heavily copyrighted.. I decided to name the pieces "Stratford 2012" instead.

It's a limited edition of 500x white, 500x gold, 500x Silver and 500x bronze, following the themes of the Olympic medal finishes.

I will be developing a few other models of this style, hopefully to attempt creating a branding and product to eventually sell in larger orders, to design shops and any individual who may be interested in collecting these rather personal pieces. Other sites in mind are Waterloo, London Bridge, the City.. And many others! I could go on forever in fact.. I also feel that this contemporary look is a fresh approach to traditional

I do want to retain this same feel on all future models, creating a family of models which become a collection of limited edition pieces by Ruben Marcos and sponsored by Scales & Models.

Looking forward to starting my next next model.


Liquid City Two & Three

I've just finished Liquid Cities 2 and 3 and it's time to post them. In time we should see how the following pieces evolve as new ideas are already brewing in my jelly grey mass. I will also be writing some of the conceptual perspectives behind these "pouring" pieces. In other words, what do they mean?

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Liquid City One

This is the first piece completed. The idea is to have 11 different 'one off' versions of Liquid Cities. At the moment I only have moulds of London to play with, so this collection will be based around a few different London Landmarks and different "pouring" liquid effects with different variations vibrant pigments. I want to use this first version conceptually, as a foundation to further develop and find more interesting ways of representing this same concept for the next 10 versions for the Liquid Cities collection.

I've had this idea for a few years now and came to me when I was working on the "50th anniversary Pantone chair" project. This piece was initially an experiment I did back then. But since then this piece always stayed close to me. Now that this piece is complete I want to use this same original idea as a 'launch pad' to make another 10 different pieces, not as tests this time, but with a finished product purpose in mind.

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