365 Melbournians is a new character illustration series from Either Either Creative’s Mete Erdogan, whose first Melbourne show, Little Boxes, opens at Loop Project Space and Bar on June 7th, 6-8pm. This comes off the back of his Webby Nominated series and viral sensation, Eavesdropper; a collection of hand lettered pieces inspired by overheard conversations around New York.
365 Melbournians is an exploration of Melbourne’s diversity using experimental textures, colours and character designs. Each illustration isolates characters in a world of their own, surrounded by corresponding colour schemes. Erdogan celebrates seemingly mundane and every-day Melbourne moments; whether it’s a girl in a Wiggles T-shirt boarding the 58 tram at Moonee Valley Junction or an Italian Nonna selling cured meats at Queen Victoria Market. “There’s beauty in every tiny moment, gesture, glance if you take a second to look” he says.
Erdogan recently returned from New York, where he spent the last five years designing for Saatchi & Saatchi and freelancing on multiple mural, illustration and branding projects. His handlettering series, Eavesdropper has earned noteriety on platforms like BuzzFeed, FastCompay and the Art Director’s Club plus a webby nomination.
The show, Little Boxes, features dioramas of these characters in The Loophole vitrines and is accompanied by projected animations of Erdogan’s process. The display is on from 7th June till 1st July.