The new year brings new news. Papergirl Birmingham has teamed up with billboard art project 48Sheet - an opportunity which has been worth holding out for.
48SHEET is a National and International project that will transform the city of Birmingham throughout April 2012 into a unique urban gallery by utilising up to 100 advertising billboards across the city for visual art.
“Birds ‘perch’ on the Brutalist-style Birmingham Central Library – a huge inverted concrete ziggurat built in 1974, designed by Architect John Madin.” Lucy’s murals have received adoring reactions, infusing new life into the building. There’s a handsome set of the artwork from Steve Martin awaiting your gaze here.
THE PAPEGIRL BIRMINGHAM EXHIBITION Every single submission received will be affectionately exhibited in April in the 48Sheet project space at THE MAILBOX Birmingham. Closing date for submissions MARCH 31ST, so reach for your pencil / pen / paint brush / printer / potato, whatever your tools may be and send your art to England’s heart. Prizes for any submissions arriving by carrier pigeon.
NEW LOOK LOGO AND FLYER Birmingham based graphic designer and illustrator Claire Hartley has loving created a series of logos, flyers, and posters to help identify the project. Claire has been amazing to work with and even though I cannot thank her enough for her time and attention, a twee venture into this territory was made here, here, and here.
Deliver or post your submissions to THE FRAMERS, The Custard Factory or THE ELECTRIC CINEMA, 47 Station St, Birmingham. You can send up to 15pieces, including duplicates.
If you have any questions or would like to take part as a ravishingly roadworthy cyclist during the distribution roll & ride email → firstname.lastname@example.org x x
This is beautiful, great work Claire!
Papergirl Birmingham has a new look - beautiful! We featured Papergirl Birmingham in Issue Two of FAKE which you can still buy back copies of, in our online shop.