Author: Ashleigh Allsopp
Staff Writer at Digital Arts and Macworld. Ashleigh is also a book blogger, duck collector, Galaxy Defender and Potterhead (that’s a mad McFly and Harry Potter fan to you and me).
The West of England Design Forum (WEDF) has published '5-9', a book that explores the creativity that occurs outside of the usual 9-5 working hours.
Featuring a collection of 28 pieces of art, '5-9' shows off the work that designers in the West of England create in their own time – personal projects that aren't constrained by client demands, specific briefs and the pressure of pay packets.
The 28 artists featured in the book come from varying disciplines, from graphic design to fine art, photography to 3D illustration.
"Like all 5-9s, this one started out with the bud of an idea, a proposition that grew into a concept and a collaboration, and has finally blossomed into this book," said Chair of WEDF Emma Collins.
There are 500 copies of '5-9', which designers can get their hands on by visiting WEDF events.
Take a closer look at some of the artwork featured in '5-9' in our slideshow, by using the controls above and right.
Right: The cover of '5-9'. Photography by Dominik Tomaszewski.