Yinka Shonibare-The British Library
The Old Reference Library
Brighton Museum & Art Gallery
Royal Pavilion Gardens
"Yinka Shonibare MBE’s new site-specific installation explores the impact of immigration on all aspects of British culture and considers notions of territory and place, cultural identity, displacement and refuge"
As an esteemed and valued visitor to this blog you get the behind the scenes shots of one of the studios where all the books were bound by a merry band of binders including yours truly who truly loved every moment.
Those colours contributed to our happiness and well being as well as all the mugs of tea, chocolate bourbons and custard creams we consumed for 8 hours a day. It was a great job and expertly executed even if I do say so myself. I'm in my element surrounded by books, fabric, glue and scissors. And nice people.
Working with all those old books was really exciting, pulling off old dust jackets to reveal wonderful debossed type into book cloth underneath.
All rocking up to inspire my typography experiments of late.
This book was 1970s flower arranging torture but the cover sang to me.
In quiet moments (not too many of those) I've been reading Ken Robinson's 'The Element'. It would be so exciting if education could incorporate a bit of heart led activity so our children end up doing something they really love.
What's making you feel in your element this week?