Emer Tumilty’s limited edition print (run of 500) features joyful arcs that join up with imaginary cityscapes which are in turn intercepted by charismatic tubular shapes and scalloped edges. Together they combine to create a sense of movement and excitement. Her illustration is printed on to G . F Smith Zen paper using Pantone Neon inks. “The Local Heroes commission was a great opportunity to translate the geometric forms and bold colour combinations from my mural work into print. I wanted the design to feel vibrant, playful and contemporary, to reflect the work of the designers taking part in the exhibition.”
Emer Tumilty is an artist and illustrator based in Glasgow. With a background in architecture and visual communication, she works across set design, murals, illustration and printmaking. Her work draws inspiration from the built environment, the playfulness of Postmodern design and the mathematical compositions of Russian Constructivism. She uses bold colour combinations and simple geometric forms, working across a wide range of projects from illustration and printmaking to murals, installation and set design. Previous clients include Urban Outfitters, Atlantic Records, Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival, Radiophrenia, and Glasgow City Council.