Travel is the main source of inspiration behind illustrator Priya Mistry’s work. "I’ve discovered that it’s been really significant in helping me develop ideas and see the world from a new perspective," she tells Creative Boom. “ I love observing people, their cultures, sports, habits, emotions, and natural candid moments in ever-changing environments."
Priya uses colour and shape to reflect each location, such as the London Underground, India, and most recently, New York City. "I visited New York earlier this year. It’s an incredible city bustling with life and I couldn’t help notice all the individual stories coinciding at once," she says. "A couple saying an emotional farewell in Central Park; friends enjoying conversations over rooftop bars with breathtaking 360° views of the Manhattan skyline; and visitors standing in awe at Times Square – myself included – to name a few.”
Priya used these brief moments in time as inspiration for her new series, New York City. Bright, primary colours and geometric forms are used to capture the essence of the city, its inhabitants and visitors, and its impressive, bold structural architecture.
Alongside her personal projects, Belfast-based Priya has been creating editorial illustrations, character designs, animated TV episodes and channel idents for an impressive raft of clients over the past ten years, including Google, BBC, WIRED, The Guardian and Bauer Media.
Take a look at more of Priya’s work at her website.