Chris Haughton is an Irish designer, illustrator and author living in London. He has illustrated for numerous publications, including The Guardian and Wired. He was listed in Time Magazine's 'DESIGN 100' for the work he has been doing with fair trade clothing company People Tree. His debut book 'A Bit Lost' has been translated into 8 languages and has won seven awards including Gold in the children’s book category at the British Association of Illustrators Awards in 2010, and the 'Dutch Picture Book of the Year 2012'
“As I browsed the work in the Collection, many of the objects either sparked ideas for new illustrations or reminded me of illustrations I had previously made. I’ve selected three objects, responding to each in a different way. My first illustration is a purely visual reaction to the chosen object, while the second shares its conceptual approach with the craft object in question. The third illustration relates to the technique employed by the maker and the parallels with my own practice. All three tell the story of my creative processes and show that inspiration can be drawn from craft in many different ways.”