Balfron the beautiful

Graphic Designer Robert Shaw has created a self-initiated series of posters out of his love for architecture. 

‘Magnificent’ and ‘Modern’ show some of his favourite buildings. The Magnificent set features the buildings he was in awe of when visiting the great northern cities, such as Manchester Town Hall by Alfred Waterhouse. The Modern set highlights heroic architecture from post-war Britain including Ernö Goldfinger’s concrete cliff-face in Poplar – Balfron Tower (the younger sister of Trellick Tower).

Born near Huddersfield and raised in Manchester, Robert studied at Lanchester Polytechnic in Coventry (chosen primarily because of The Specials). He then worked in London before founding multi-disciplinary design studio Northbank, along with Maria Bez and Simon Cryer.