The entire world is mourning the unfortunate death of Factory Fifteen Co-Founder Jonathan Gales. According to reports, the creative director died in a fatal accident. He was one of two pedestrians when hit by a suspected drunk driver. The shocking incident happened in downtown Los Angeles where the driver was driving the wrong way down a one-way street of speed. Following the announcement of the saddening piece of news, social media got flooded with tributary posts and RIP messages. Check what happened to the British director and what was his cause of death in the article below.
What Was Jonathan Gales Cause Of Death?
Taking to social media, Factory Fifteen co-founders Paul Nicholls and KibweTavares said that they genuinely feel that they have lost a part of who they are. Adding further, the duo wrote that they loved working with Jono who approached both his job and his hobbies with unbounded curiosity, enjoying the research, the process, and the mastery as much as the completed project. It is no doubt to say that Jonathan Gales’s sudden and tragic death has saddened many. No one is able to comprehend what happened to him.
Who Was Jonathan Gales?
Let us tell you that after spending time together as students at The Bartlett School of Design, the trio founded Factory Fifteen. There, they gained recognition for their innovative films that examined the intersection of technology and architecture in the future. Gales’ capstone project resulted in an arresting rendering of a nightmarish future London, which was published on Dezeen in 2012. The images and animations created by Factory Fifteen, which included commissions from Formula 1, Samsung, Film 4, and The British Film Institute, maintained architecture as their primary theme.
Important works include Chupan Chupai, a digital city-centered project that made its debut at the 2013 Lisbon Architecture Triennale, and ANA, a science fiction movie set in a drone-run auto plant. Let’s Go There, a promotional movie for Tokyo 2020 that the trio directed for the BBC, won the BAFTA for titles and graphic identity earlier this year. The synergy between the three of us is tough to describe, Nicholls and Tavares remarked.
“From the beginning, our work was very natural and based on complete confidence. We were able to independently develop each other’s ideas with very minimal direction or communication.” Former coworker of Gales and London-based architect Arthur Mamou-Mani is among those who have paid tribute. Mamou-Mani remarked, “I remember his smile and intelligence; he quickly impressed everyone. Stay tuned with Social Telecast for more updates.