Big Ups were over the moon to be given the opportunity once again to work with PCA and Templo on their new campaign and graphics rollout @ Plymouth College of Art.
It was a challenging install, we had a two week window to prepare, produce and install the graphics to coincide with the start of the new term. The weather gods were against us and it took a little longer to finish in the end but we’re really happy with the results
We used many different techniques on this part of the campaign. The black text was all achieved by cutting stencils and spray painting, the white text overlay was produced by cutting a Wall wrap vinyl and painstakingly heating it onto the wall so it conforms to the surface texture. The reason we did it all this way was because it had to have that hand painted feel but be spot on and representative of the design. We considered the options and just thought this was the way to go. The products we used are all top of the range material so they aren’t cheap but if things fall down then so does our reputation. We know what works and we stick to it!
We recently worked with Voice Group, a South-West based creative agency, producing some beautiful branding for a new Italian restaurant in Looe, Cornwall called Mama J’s. We produced and installed a bespoke perspex wall installation, thanks again to Julia and Guy at Mama J’s for letting us get creative on that! A large graphic wall upstairs really adds to the already bright and welcoming space. We also created a perspex bar graphic, bespoke wayfinding signage and added the finishing touches where it was needed.
If you’re in the area you must check them out, the food is delicious!
This has been a long time in the making but we are finally getting somewhere in dragging Plymouth into the 21st century! Urban art, synonymous with Bristol, Brighton and London could be getting more exposure here!
We have managed to get hold of a massive hoarding in a central location. And we need YOUR help to inspire the fair people of Plymouth and bring some colour into a neglected part of town.
Check out our Projects page for more info and how you can get involved.
This is an old one. It got lost in the Upfest gallery archives, but now it’s back!
Made up of hundreds of bolts representing a dragon chasing a pearl.
Black and white vinyl on 10mm high density foam board.
I was asked to paint a perspex piece based on some hummingbird wallpaper. It will be a centerpiece for a bedroom wall.
I cut the stencils and sprayed each layer to build up the colours. Using each side of the clear perspex gives it depth and texture. It was tricky spraying on the back as you have to apply the layers back to front.
If you need a piece to match your decor at home or work and cant seem to find anything, I could make something for you.
This piece may take a while so I’m adding photos as I go…
The layers are built up using stencils and spray paint. Its quite an organic process as some things fit and others don’t so I have to trim bits and pieces to make them work. This means its never like the original drawing but it feels less restrictive this way. Also, the reclaimed plywood is never cut straight and I don’t use registration marks so its just my eye and a steady hand.
This piece will eventually be available at my shop here…