Camberwell Designs

“Camberwell Designs is an art project started in 2009 by Laura Willis as a way to remember the London that she loves.

Over the last ten years, some of the places she visited and loved have sadly either closed or moved on, which inspired her to start recording these shop fronts. She often adds little details to record the character and personality in ways that a photograph might not.

Her process usually starts by photographing the exterior of a building, which is used as a reference for initial drawings. The exterior is then manipulated to fit into a workspace and painted using gouache.