Flo Low



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Florence Low is a British-Armenian graphic designer, art educator, editor and visual artist. 

They received their FdA in Graphic Design from the Camberwell College of Arts, University of Arts London, their MA in Reception of the Classical World from University College London, and their BA in Classics from the University of Nottingham.

Florence specialises in branding, layout design and web design. Their clients include the Barbican, the Hye-Phen Collective and HyeBred Magazine. In their work, they explore public and private space in the city through the lens of queer space and the forest. 


Florence teaches weekly Zoom art classes aimed at young children, based around movements in art history, and they run a fortnightly Zoom art club.


You can email Florence at florencearlow@gmail.com, and find their instagram at @boy.florence

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ԳԻՇԵՐ / Gisher (2020)



About: An illustrated online and printed zine of the text of a performance, to accompany Giorgia Ohanesian Nardin’s performance Gisher.

Skills: zine-making; InDesign; illustration; photoshop.



A performance negotiating themes of about diaspora and memory, the way that memory lives in the body, intergenerational trauma, the struggle to feel present and safe, hypervigilence, the commodification of our stories to ensure our safety and our income, and Armenian ritual, by Giorgia Ohanesian Nardin.

I was inspired in lay-out by Armenian illuminated manuscripts and the epic David of Sassoun, I imagined the text as a queered Armenian epic quest. I laid out English and Armenian text with my own illustration, themed around  liminal spaces and night-time (a pathway into a forest, a train at night, a door opened slightly, a waning moon, curtains), I designed and laid out a zine of their text. Initially digital only (to ensure safety during COVID), it will be printed in physical format in September 2020. 

In September 2020, Azerbaijan launched a planned attack on Artsakh and Armenia, killing and displacing thousands of Armenians from their homes and ancestral lands. I decided to print 50 copies of an adapted version of the cover of “Gisher” to sell as prints, and I expect to donate £300 to fundraising efforts to provide shelter, food and medicine for affected families.