Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Walsall By Numbers

A 22 metre-long, hand-painted typographic mural in Walsall town centre combines wayfaring information and facts to tell the story of the West Midlands town in numbers.

Manchester-based United Creatives worked with Urbed and the regeneration team at Walsall Council on the project which, according to United, covers a "previously dull stretch of concrete" on a shopping centre.

The consultancy says that "The new artwork aims to engender civic pride via a series of positive local facts" (such as Queen Elizabeth the First spending a night there). It also has a functional aspect, providing directions and walking times to local attractions such as Walsall's arboretum.

The artwork was created using laser-cut stencils and micro-porous paint. If the artwork is well received, it is hoped that it will be succeeded by a permanent, ceramic mural.

Disclaimer: Some images hosted on this blog have been collected from external research associates to be presented as stimulus to those seeking news from the cutting edge of packaging. The imagery is not being presented as our own and copyright still belongs to the owner/creator of said work.

No comments:

Post a Comment