Inspiration has many origins and can be somewhat unpredictable. A great designer understands their inspirational source and becomes a conduit for the creativity to flow. The skill is in taking seemingly unrelated imagery and conceiving a new visual context that inspires a body of work.

Christopher Elliott is truly passionate about great design, continuously seeking and anticipating the current global trends and forecasts. This visual diary reflects products, styles and images that both inspire and guide Christopher’s work.

Cultural Eclecticism

Get ready for a colourful clash of cultural compositions because a hot new tread is emerging and it’s called ‘Cultural Eclecticism’. What’s that you may ask?

According to Pantone, Cultural Eclecticism conveys a contemporary fusion of global design, a vibrant aesthetic direction fuelled by an uplifting mix of cultural and semiotic references. It’s about combining culturally diverse patterns to create a look of harmonious conflict. A mix-and-match look showcases the unexpected and unpredictable, creating hypnotic visual results. Hypnotic is an understatement! Check out the designs for yourself.