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.
[Image - A member of the public screen-printing their own Dancing Eye/Urban Orienteer tote bag by Urban Orienteer]
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.
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.