So here I am, finally settled in Hamburg. Apologies for the lack of posts, I've had many distractions – but have felt my blog calling. This is my first time in Europe, and it has already been an amazing experience. The sense of design here is quite unique, it feels more direct, more efficient. Graphic design that I have observed here is more refined. There seems to be a stronger appreciation for modernist design principles, where back home I think designers are too hasty to "dress" their design up – whether it be through gradients, drop shadows, over developed artwork or whatever. I think being here will have a very positive effect on the way I perceive and approach design. I feel as though it has changed me already (and I've only been here for 3 weeks!).

The street art here is mind blowing. I will post some photos today (if not soon). I feel like I've only scratched the surface and look forward to much more urban exploration. While I'm here I'll try and post a mix of artwork I find from around the world (as usual), treasures I discover here and (hopefully) some of my own work.

If anyone reading this is from Germany or Hamburg, or if you have had some experience in Hamburg get in touch! I'd love to hear from you.

Luke out.

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