Francli Product Story #2 : The Utility Posters

Sophie Glover is a drawing artist, not an illustrator. Rejecting the restrictions of an end goal and reliance on computers, she has dedicated her studies to exploring the process of drawing. 

She sees the world through a ballpoint pen (one can usually be found poking out of her signature top knot); collecting the environmental and social nuances that surround her in layered, architectural sketches.

We have been huge fans of Sophie Glover's work for some time now. Her impressive obsession with the drawing process allows her to create so much more than finished artwork - by using fine line to it's fullest potential, she manages to capture the narratives of scenes and character of her subjects.

We asked Sophie to apply her intricate detailing and understanding of physical form to our collections. Together with designer/maker Joe baker, she has developed a line of utility posters for us so that we can document and share the shape, features and functions of our designs.

Watch this space for more editions to this collection of work...

Why have you decided to focus on drawing craft?

I am passionate about drawing and its capabilities to deepen our understanding of the world. I use the medium as a means to observe, collate and comment on my surroundings.

What has captured your imagination recently?

Currently I am enjoying collecting a vast series of drawings documenting artists in their studios. I am looking at how they interact and reflect their space and how, in turn their space reflects them and their practice. I aim to keep making these drawings until they hold significance historically.

What key 'tools' do you use?

I religiously use a bk77a Pentel biro and a Moleskine.

What is your favourite application of drawing?

The type that manages to both render line beautifully and record exciting things going on around us.

What is your favourite drawing subject?

My social surroundings, it helps me engage, at the moment specifically studio spaces.

What excites you about collaborating with Francli?

It seems obvious but I like the fact that two halves make a whole that couldn’t be achieved otherwise. It allows time for us all to exploit our own strengths. It’s also really fun for me to jump into a project that already has so much momentum and innovation to help expand it through drawing.

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