Architecture Everywhere: Illustrating Architecture - Webinar

  • Date

    Thursday, July 29 2021

  • Time

    6:30pm - 7:30pm

  • Location


For hundreds of years, artists have illustrated architecture as a form of visual communication using the power of drawing to express their surroundings. Everything from ornamental details and household furniture to building façades and city skylines have been recorded with only a writing instrument and surface. In this presentation, internationally renowned illustrator James Gulliver Hancock will share with us his whimsical drawing style and describe why architecture is the perfect subject to reimagine on paper. 

Presented by: 

james gulliver hancock

James Gulliver Hancock — Illustrator 

James Gulliver Hancock, a well-travelled illustrator known for his playful illustration style, is obsessed with drawing. His obsession with drawing everything in the world has seen him work for major clients around the globe, including Coca-Cola, Sydney Opera House, The New York Times, and more. His work has appeared on everything from train carriages, books, furniture, and clothing to ceramics, boardgames, billboards, and animations. James lives and works in Sydney, Australia with additional studios in Brooklyn, New York and a secret rainforest cabin. 

Organized by: Washington Architectural Foundation 

This program is part of Architecture Everywhere, a monthly series exploring how architecture comes to life in unexpected ways through other arts and humanities disciplines. Join us each month as we focus on a new theme or topic. Guest speakers present a visual talk, followed by creative exchange with the audience. 

Learning Objectives: 

· Explore illustration as a form of visual communication to convey architectural subjects, scenes, and ideas.

· Identify reasons why architecture may be illustrated.

· Explain ways to observe the built environment and how to translate through drawing.

· Compare the nuances between sketching, drawing, and illustrating in the field and in the studio.