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STUDIO KENJAMIN is a graphic artist supplying his creative direction and execution in illustration for print and apparel, concept and scenario visualising, storyboard art for TV and web, murals for live events, logo and iconography design.

Currently based in Australia, Studio Kenjamin has been working internationally since 2006 in London, Berlin and Shanghai for clients such as:

IDEO, Unilever,
Cummins & Partners,
Adidas, Nike,
I Love Dust,
Cognitive Media,
General Electric and more


For commissions and more info, please email:
STUDIO KENJAMIN

To see Studio Kenjamin's other work please visit
KENKCHUNG.COM
Fairmont Peace Hotel, Shanghai.

The Fairmont Peace Hotel is an exemplary piece of Art deco architecture set in the Far East. Built in 1929 by businessman Viktor Sassoon and designed by P & T (Palmer and Turner) Architects Limited, it has over the last century been through WW2, Japanese occupation and The Chinese Revolution.

The dates on each corner are landmark years for the Peace Hotel, originally built as Sassoon House housing The Cathay Hotel in 1929. Then after being occupied by the Chinese Communist Municipal Government in 1952 it was subsequently reopened and began trading as Peace Hotel in 1956. In 1992 the Peace Hotel was listed as one of the famous hotels of the world by the World Hotel Association and 2010 saw the grand reopening as the Fairmont peace Hotel after 3 years of renovation.


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Designed by L.E. Hudec in 1923 and constructed in 1924, the Normandie Building is a grand example of Neoclassical architecture inspired by the French Renaissance period. The red brick apartment building is particularly striking in its entirety. The Normandie Apartments building is one of the few remaining historical buildings from Shanghai’s colonial times. Completed in 1924 the building is under the “Heritage Architecture” protection and can not be touched for redevelopment.
Illustrations inspired by the flash floods which hit Sichuan in early July. I was quite taken aback by some footage of the events, one in particular where we see a man edging away from his building, getting several feet away and it suddenly being sucked into the water behind him. Originally I intended to create just the one image of him leaving the building but when I finished I felt I needed to see more of the landscape and the building washing away so added in the second part.

*Scroll to the bottom to see the original footage.

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1. Looking on the beach.
2. Restaurant on the cliff.
3. Sea view in Autumn.
4. A Misty morning.
5. Coffee in the cabin.
6. View to the bridge.

An ongoing series of drawings of life seen through window frames, using landscapes to explore ideas of people's need for ambition, achieving them and also of goals being just slightly out of reach.
A series of patterns using flowers and geometric shapes. The title of 'Tiles' refers to the proposed application of these squares as decorative pieces for interiors.


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