I was invited to submit ideas for interesting ways to present a new logo in some newly assigned Wellbeing centres in Birmingham. I painted the most ambitious one this weekend in Nechells. The logo is visible from the entrance and reception, as you walk into the space it distorts into elongated shapes.
Five years ago alongside Juice 126 and Zoot I painted the word Forward, Birmingham’s motto in Baskerville font, Birmingham’s offering to the world of printed letters.
This summer I spent 4 days with Gent improving it in the run up to the City of Colours Festival, who paid for a lot of the paint and blagged us a scissor lift, without which would have made this a lot harder to paint. I think Gent’s characters sum up Birmingham quite well, striving forward, but stumbling in the push and falling to the ground. There’s also an element of Animal Farm in there.
Painted another New Balance inspired piece for Sneaks and Peaks the other week. Limited edition gold year of the dragon trainers fresh out of the box. These are the only ones I could find with a character involved. I can’t afford to keep buying these just to paint from so if you have any new NB colourways and would like to lend them to me for the day drop me a message, or if anyone’s reading with a supply and would like to donate pairs definitely get in touch. I’ve spoken to NB’s PR company with no luck…