Great idea -’The Table,’ a different approach to story telling, if you’re down in London it looks well worth seeing.
A visual journey that takes in a ballet of disembodied heads, a story told entirely by pictures emerging from a briefcase, and a tiny Moses with a cardboard head full of lonely wisdom. Told with few words, beautiful, three-person operated figures, dark humour and flat pack technology. No man is an island… but sometimes a puppet can be a table.
Soho Theatre, Mon 14 – Sat 26 May 2012, London
To me, Rheged can do no wrong, I love the graphics, the atmosphere and it’s a perfect day out.
At the weekend I popped down to Blackpool to get a sneak preview of the seafront Comedy Carpet which was featured in Creative Review. The typographical installation was created by artist Gordon Young and design studio Why Not Associates… Exciting! There will be some interesting shots to be had once the fences are brought down. Until then – here are a few shots I managed to snap through the fence.
The Comedy Carpet features sketches and catchphrases from some of the many comedians to have performed in Blackpool over the years. To create the carpet, which has been installed on the seafront across from the Blackpool Tower, letters were cut from granite and concrete at a special factory set up by Young and Why Not in Hull. The letters were then arranged on paper layout sheets and concrete poured around them to set them into paving slabs.