Rob Ryan

Rob Ryan For Pure

Posted by on Friday 13th June, 2014

Rob has collaborated with Pure to create a radio!!! The Evoke D2 radio is a brand new shape for Pure and Rob was asked to create a design especially for this.


Established in 2002, Pure is a leading consumer electronics manufacturer driving the revolution in multiroom audio, digital radio and entertainment. Designed and engineered in the UK, all of Pure’s products are manufactured with the environment in mind and at ethically audited facilities. Pure have previously collaborated with contemporary designer, Orla Kiely.

Rob immediately felt ‘Listen to the world’ was perfect for the radio and he wrote his words based on this. ‘Listen to the world’  is about a musical journey: “Drifting in the air on its journey up hills and around corners, through buildings and across deserts and even through your body……Words and sounds to soothe your heart, make you dance and smile and fill you with its warmth! Listen to the world!”

Rob began the design process by creating a template and marking the print areas to work within. He then drew the artwork within these boundaries, as the design was to be screenprinted onto the radio there were three sides to design.


We held a breakfast launch for press at Ryantown this week with tea, coffee and amazing pastries from Lily Vanilli!



Rob comments, “Ok, “Listen to the World”. This is why I chose to write this on Pure’s iconic Evoke D2 digital radio, to me – this small box has incredible powers, through it you have the possibility of hearing every single person in the world, every single sound the world makes. How mind shatteringly incredible is that! And Listen, but Listen & learn, Listen & laugh, Listen & Dance. On the original BBC coat of arms is the inscription ‘Nation shall speak peace unto nation’, a phrase that has been dropped in place of corporate logos. How else but by listening to other people can you begin to understand them?’


The radio will be available to buy from selected John Lewis stores from next week, it will also be for sale in Ryantown on Columbia Road too and is priced at £119.

Louise Renforth
Studio Assistant

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