Thu 4th Oct
Thu 5th Jan
Google Uk Christmas Party Madness
Working with an incredible team of freelancers for Secret Productions and Papa Projects, we managed to build and break a mammoth 8 room, Santa’s Grotto theme party, for Google UK’s Christmas bash, in under 24 hours! (That includes the actual party as well)
I was involved in making some hilarious creations, including a giant ‘Chesterfield style’ sofa, a karaoke area complete with a bespoke ‘fireplace karaoke-star entrance’, set into a ‘faux’ black brick wall, with red glitter mortar, and a christmas tree forest cinema.
Once again, a truely incredible team, making it happen in the face of late deliveries, an enormous workload and plenty of sleep-depravation. Against the odds… really good fun!
As usual, plenty more photos here:
Tue 16th Aug
Wed 10th Aug
Another Summer of Festival Building
Summer 2011 brought another hefty chunk of work, with Papa Projects, on the UK festival circuit, including Lovebox, Glastonbury and Vintage Festival. A pretty intense patch, but here are some of the fun bits:
The summer kicked off with pre-fabricating and building a bespoke venue for Gaymers Cider, (designed by Nick Bartlett of Secret Productions), which included a cider bar, dj booth, performance stage and VIP area.
I only wish that I’d filmed the insane amounts of unbelievably heavy rain we had to deal with in the build week. More Glastonbury photos on Flickr:
For Vintage Festival on London’s Southbank, I was involved in pre-fabricating and construction managing a set of six bespoke, faux warehouse fronts, which made the facia for six huge marquee-turned-shops, in the Vintage fashion market area of the festival.
The layout and structure were designed by Nick Bartlett, with imagery designs provided by Cath Kidston, New Era, Benefit, Oxfam, Horrockses and Batiste. Then I was fortunate enough to be working with the incredible design/paint crew De5ign4, who reworked and transferred these designs by hand onto the structures! Legends.
Again loads more photographs on Flickr:
Wed 27th Apr
The Tweed Table
The bespoke, adjustable work table that I designed for our Evening Tweed room in the exhibition ‘Pick Me Up 2011’ @ Somerset House, London.
Tue 26th Apr
Tue 29th Mar
Tue 22nd Mar
Fri 11th Feb
Pick Me Up 2011 - Evening Tweed @ Somerset House
Well. After its incredible birth last year, ‘Pick Me Up’ is back at Somerset House, London and it’s looking to be even bigger and better, with more twists and surprises than last years cutting edge show!
Myself and the rest of the Tweeds have been asked back and once again given one whole room to do as we please with.
This year you can expect live action, workshops, and of course fresh new work available to buy straight from the space!
It’s going to be a great show with plenty of opportunities to snap up work from some of the worlds leading contemporary graphic designers and artists, so make sure you get your tickets before they’re all gone:
Fri 14th Jan
Thu 6th Jan
Circus Marcel - New Years Eve 2010
To finish off 2010, I spent New Years documenting and helping out with a very special Contemporary Circus Spectacular in Belgium, bringing together some of the finest artists in Europe for one night of immense talents and mind-bending performance.
A huge thank you to the organisers of this unbelievable event for their incredible kindness and hospitality during our stay.
You can see photographs of the whole event on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/thomasforsyth/sets/72157625630840803/