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Hamish Thompson

Graphic Designer - Wellington

"Iconic New Zealand buildings immortalised with graphic flair."

Hamish Thompson is a proud Cantabrian. And he is a graphic artist specialising in architectural graphics. It was the devastating earthquakes that sparked a series of graphic artworks depicting iconic heritage buildings lost to the city. The Christchurch building series comprises 12 artworks depicting buildings ranging from the late 1800s theatres to mid-century gems like the Christchurch Railway Station.

“This architecture series is kind of biographical. I grew up in Christchurch, and had a flat in the central city above a dry-cleaner when I was a student at art school. When the earthquakes struck I was sad to see so many buildings pulled down and so quickly.”

Hamish followed with a series on iconic Wellington buildings as well as works on modernist houses and churches.

Christchurch born and bred, Hamish studied graphic design at University of Canterbury School of Fine Arts and went on to further his studies in Switzerland at the Basel School of Design. Thompson has taught graphic design in the States where he lived for a number of years and has worked for both the National Library and Te Papa as a graphic designer.

Freelancing for the past 12 years, Hamish has spent most of his time designing books, corporate identities, designing exhibition graphics and postage stamps. He has even penned two books on the art of graphic design; “Paste Up: A Century of New Zealand Poster Art” and “Cover Up: The Art of the Book Cover in New Zealand”.

For the past three years Thompson has worked out of an office of Wellington architecture practice, CCM Architects, where he creates architecture graphics.

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  • Beehive - Wellington Modern Art Print

    Beehive - Wellington Modern

    Hamish Thompson
  • Wellington Poster

    4 Cities - Wellington - Poster

    Hamish Thompson
    $99.00
  • time after time Poster

    Time After Time - Poster

    Hamish Thompson
    $99.00
  • Birds of New Zealand - Set of 10 cards - by Hamish Thompsen

    Birds of New Zealand - Set of Cards

    Hamish Thompson
    $45.00
  • Birds of New Zealand by Hamish Thompsen

    Birds of New Zealand

    Hamish Thompson
  • Auckland Ferry Terminal Print

    Auckland Ferry Terminal Print

    Hamish Thompson
  • Fay Richwhite Building - Auckland
  • Auckland Grammar School

    Auckland Grammar School Print

    Hamish Thompson
  • Old St. Paul's Church Wellington
  • Wellington Railway Station

    Wellington Railway Station Print

    Hamish Thompson
  • Wellington War Memorial Carillon
  • Christchurch Town Hall

    Christchurch Town Hall Print

    Hamish Thompson
  • Dunedin Poster

    4 Cities - Dunedin - Poster

    Hamish Thompson
    $99.00
  • Christchurch Poster

    4 Cities - Christchurch - Poster

    Hamish Thompson
    $99.00
  • Freyberg Pool - Wellington Modern Art Print

    Freyberg Pool - Wellington Modern

    Hamish Thompson
  • Furuna Chapel - Wellington Modern Art Print

    Futuna Chapel - Wellington Modern

    Hamish Thompson
  • Park Mews - Wellington Modern Art Print

    Park Mews - Wellington Modern

    Hamish Thompson
  • Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament - Christchurch Historic Art Print
  • Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament - Christchurch Historic Art Print

    Chief Post Office Graphic Print

    Hamish Thompson
  • Christchurch Cathedral - Christchurch Historic Art Print
  • Christchurch Railway Station - Christchurch Historic Art Print

    Christchurch Railway Station Print

    Hamish Thompson
  • Edmond's Band Rotunda - Christchurch Historic Art Print

    Edmond's Band Rotunda Graphic Print

    Hamish Thompson
  • Lyttleton Time Ball Station - Christchurch Historic Art Print

    Lyttleton Time Ball Station Print

    Hamish Thompson
  • Regent Theatre Building - Christchurch Historic Art Print
  • Auckland Poster

    4 Cities - Auckland - Poster

    Hamish Thompson
    $99.00
  • Wanganui War Memorial Centre

    Wanganui War Memorial Centre Print

    Hamish Thompson

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