The City Works
BA Graphic Design, Camberwell College of Arts 2014
The City Works is a London-based brand set up by Sylvia Moritz and Rowan Ottesen, who were previously MiAL Artists in their own rights. The brand consists of urban-themed gifts, stationery and souvenirs, capturing the charming complexity of our towns & cities through intricate illustration.
Every building has its own character with its own story to tell, and it's this inspiration that drives Rowan and Sylvia to design products that, just like the landmarks they depict, stand the test of time.
Whether it’s a souvenir for the travelers or a memento for the natives, a collectible for the curious or a gift from the generous; they're dedicated to providing unique designs that their audience can get lost in for hours, without getting bored.
Through quality craftsmanship and an attention to detail that is pervasive throughout every step of the production process, The City Works utilise only the finest materials and most trusted techniques, that truly reflect the meticulous nature of their designs.
The City Works combine traditional and contemporary production methods, with every cityscape originally drawn by hand, and the entire greetings card range is hand-printed in-house. All the notebooks are singer-sewn, with the trademark ‘Debossed Minibooks’ having individually hand-pressed covers.