HOME admires the new collection of archive graphic art at Surface View

Words by Eve Herbert

Inspired by the graphic styling of type and architectural studies, Architype showcases a selection of Surface View’s most treasured architectural designs from the illustrious Sir John Soane’s collections, alongside new editions of found ephemera from the passionate collectors at Land of Lost Content and a glorious medley of iconic poster imagery from The Royal Academy of Arts. These striking illustrations and vintage typographical slogans are further contrasted with show-stopping black and white photography from the Trunk Archive, resulting in a magnificent melting pot of graphic lines, monochrome shades and bold colours.

Fusing architecture, typography and mid-century pop culture, this carefully curated edit introduces imagery from across the decades in a fresh and fun way, inviting customers to draw parallels and experiment themselves. Teaming a contemporary David Hockney exhibition poster with a 1970s typographic slogan or colourful illustration becomes easy as Surface View offers inspirational ideas and easy-to-use applications.

With Surface View’s simple printing methods, customers can choose the size, scale and surface that suits their space. So canvases, cushions or wall murals can be contrasted or clashed with posters and framed prints. There’s even the option to create window film, ceramic tiles, blinds or lampshades with the easy-to-use online customiser.