Quentin Blake Murals

UNICORN THEATRE

Quentin Blake was approached by the Unicorn Theatre with a request to paint a mural in their foyer. However, Quentin thought it would be better to create some form of illustrated procession throughout the theatre, and asked us help him find suitable locations. He also asked us to devise a way to get his drawings onto the walls, as he could not paint them on himself (too many ladders, too many drawings). We looked for places were Quentin’s characters could interact with the building and the visitors, concealing and then revealing surprising aspects of themselves as you moved around the theatre. A combination of digital art working and traditional sign writing techniques were used to install the works.

Signwriting John Pope