Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Spreading the word: V&A Failed Designs screen-printing workshop

Screen-printing at the V&A's Failed Design screen-printing workshop.

Last weekend Mark from Dancing Eye managed to get a little DE/UO propaganda out to the masses after being invited to participate the V&A's 'Failed Designs' screen-printing workshop (26 & 27 August 2011). This formed part of their Friday Late programme of events.

Screen-printing at the V&A's Failed Design workshop.

Visitors were able to choose from a number of designs and encouraged to print their own. Attendance on the evening was really good and plenty of people were keen to qeue up, have a chat, and print their own copy of the DE/UO design...spreading the word in true prosumer style.

Tote bag design for the V&A's Failed Design screen-printing workshop.

Designs for the event took inspiration from 'failed' designs within the V&A collection. Mark elected Joseph Paxton's plan for the Great Victorian Way of 1855 as his subject: a ten mile long arcade incorporating shops, residences and transport, intended to encircle central London, and roofed entirely with glass in the same fashion as the barrel-vaulted knave of Paxton's Crystal Palace.

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