One of the best rewards of having a mid-century modern blog is receiving emails from individuals asking to be featured on my blog. Not only is it a great honor, but also a great “find” of whatever (artist, product, company, etc.) I am asked to feature – otherwise I may miss its existence. So needless to say, I was very flattered when I received an email from Michael Murphy, a San Francisco based architect/graphic artist.
Michael Murphy’s art features architectural illustrations with a touch of mid-century modern design. In his interview with Londonist, he describes his style as “the style is my interpretation of traditional architectural illustration with a great attempt to present the potential drama within all good design. The viewpoints are meant to be as cinematic as possible yet as an architect I still have the urge to retain some semblance of reality in terms of perspective and structure.”
I like how architecture featured in his illustrations seem traditional mid-century modern inspired buildings, yet they are futuristic – somewhat nostalgic, but modern and futuristic. The mixture of past, present and future seem perfectly natural in his work.
Michael’s work is enjoyed by many audiences around the world. His work has been exhibited at galleries in San Francisco, London, Valencia, Amsterdam and Tokyo. Visit and view more of Michael’s work at www.supersonic.designinblue.com.