Graphic designer Peter Chadwick has created a new series of posters about Thamesmead, the London town built in the 1960s and 70s to re-house families living in cramped Victorian slums.
The posters are inspired by sound recordings and films about Thamesmead from the London Metropolitan Archives. The town was an example of Brutalist architecture and was based on a utopian vision of social housing. It was also used as the backdrop for Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange.
The text in the series of posters is taken from original recordings and press coverage from the 1960s and 70s. The colour scheme references A Clockwork Orange and provides a bold contrast against photographs of grey concrete buildings.
Chadwick has recently published This Brutal World, a book that celebrates the stark beauty of Brutalist architecture.