Run To Draw!


This project is a collaboration between Peter, a product designer & Amelia, an illustrator; about running and drawing at the same time. They run and draw because they’re interested in how imagination is invigorated through exercise and adventure.

They’ve made a scrolling sketchbook drawing device called “Pheidippides”, named after the message-carrying marathon runner of Ancient Greek legend. The device acts as a mobile studio which Peter carries on his back providing inspiration for each of Amelia’s illustrations.

They believe that their creativity is enhanced by the act of running, charging the mind with a subconscious, almost primal power, which may capture fleeting marvels of ideas. 


Prototype: Pheidippides #02


The scroll will become a continuous drawing, illustrating in itself the whole marathon as well as each individual mile.

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