Young London based graphic and sound designer, Joshua Hibbert plies his trade mainly in illustration, type and fashion photography. Gaining his degree at London College of Communication only last year, Joshua specialises in interactive design, developing projects such as emotive furnitures and philosophical soundscapes.
Says Hibbert; “My work embraces many influences but can be described as controlled pyschedelia crossed with conceptual minimalism, i love to use a whole complex of technologies mainly digital, but i usually combine it with a handmade ethic, giving the work more life and importantly authencity. Additionally found resources old leftovers inpire me when working, I’m driven to bring discarded objects to life, the link between beauty and destruction is very vital in my works.
“Throughout the years my influences have evolved but I’m always interested in art movements such as gutai, surrealism and dada. Sciences such as philosophy and biochemistry provide my work with a elemental edge too. Currently rare 80’s minimal wave tape music controls my sonical thinking and bizarre junk shop books help to keep intrigue in my work process. I would say im very rhizomatic in my style and keeping esoteric conceptually drives me on daily.”
Hibbert’s ebullient work is eclectic, challenging and full of ardor. I really like it.