Print & Paste outdoor art space
A group of art and design activists has acquired a billboard in the centre of Manchester and is using it to show a different artist's work each month as part of the recently-launched Print & Paste project...
The large 16-sheet board is located just off the city's Oxford Road on Chester Street (opposite the old BBC building) and has been displaying work for just over four months on the side of the MOne offices.
The aim, say Print & Paste is to "support the artists and inspire the public by using the space for freedom of expression, positive social commentary, and the exhibition of original work."
Previous exhibitors have included the photographer Tom Peach, graphic designer Christian Wallenius (work shown, below) and New York-based artist Steve Lambert whose work, It's Time to Fight, is shown at the top of this post.
"We accept proposals for exhibitions from anyone, we only ask for it to be original, positive, and thought provoking," say Print & Paste. "Walking around the city you see hundreds of adverts all vying for your attention, but very little art. This is a space for creativity, debate and beauty."
More details are at printandpaste.com but to submit ideas for consideration for the poster site, creatives should send examples of work, with an outline of their intended project, to email@example.com with the subject line "Proposal - [name]".
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Thank you so much for featuring us guys. We hope this is the start of many more Print and Pasting. Interested to know what the readers think...
Dave (1/5 of P&P)
Nice initiative. Like the printandpaste logo. Very clever and crisp.
Loving giving the people of Manchester free art.
Micah (1/5 of P&P)
Love the logo - would have been interesting perhaps to take it to another level and do some augmented reality behind it all - a little like http://www.artztrail.com/gallery/artz-teaser-trailer
But I would say that - I am rather into mobile augmented reality at the moment :)
it is a lovely logo, is there anywhere you can read the explanation behind it? im getting the double P but thats it?
Cheers Dave for your comment behind the logo. It quite simply is the P for Print, the P for Paste and the ampersand for...well... the and!
When starting this project we tried to deliberately stay clear of any over designing for the look and feel of the project. We always wanted the art/illustration/design etc to be the focus and not the identity of Print and Paste itself to take over.
With the logo we created something simple and clear which could hopefully become recognisable eventually as a stand alone mark/symbol.
Definitely up for some AR!
It's a great idea to showcase some quality artists work getting them some recognition and attention they deserve. Could essentially roll this out nationwide :)
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