London College of Communication (LCC) BA Graphic and Media Design student Netta Peltola has just finished a month of illustration work for the new Siemens exhibition centre ‘the Crystal’, due to open during the Olympics later this year.
The new £30m London landmark, situated in the centre of London’s Docklands and neighbour to the O2, will be home to the world’s largest exhibition on urban sustainability during the Games, bringing together city decision-makers and the visiting public. The Crystal aims to provide a hub of knowledge sharing and learning focusing on the ways we can reduce our environmental impact using sustainable technology.
For her part, Netta has been commissioned to produce a large scale artwork for the interior of the new building:
“I’ve just finished artworking a pretty large wall surface that is going to cover an area called “safe and sound”. The illustration covers all sorts of things that threaten our lives in urban areas, such as tsunamis, crime, drugs and so on.”
“The design is due to go to the printers in the next couple of days and over the course of the project I’ve met lots of really interesting people as well as visiting the Crystal building site itself, which is looking pretty overwhelming! I worked alongside a design studio called ACME, a great studio who recommended me for an internship there, and overall the experience has been a big learning curve for me.”
Netta was last featured on th HOC blog back in November as part of a group of LCC Illustrator collaborating on a oroject called ‘ 26 Stories of Christmas‘.