Anthony Burrill has created a new print to raise funds for Wilton’s Music Hall in London, the East End Victorian venue that still has many of its original features. The print will be launched at a Vintage Open House event on Sunday September 25 by none other than Barbara Windsor.
“Making a ‘playbill’ poster was an obvious idea,” Burrill says. He decided to have the poster printed by his regular collaborator, Adams of Rye. “The type down at Adams is of a similar age to Wilton’s – so it made a nice link. I picked a list of adjectives that suit Wilton’s. I was also thinking of the florid language used on original Victorian playbills”
“I asked Derek at Adams (above) to set the type to the same width, and he came up with a lovely selection of fonts, some simple, some more ornate, that filled all the available space. I didn’t want it to look like a pastiche, hopefully it looks modern and old at the same time”
The prints cost £50 and are limited to an edition of 300, signed by Burrill. All proceeds go directly to Wilton’s. The prints are available directly from Wilton’s and Nelly Duff on Columbia Road.
The open house (including a cake sale) starts at 3pm, with Ms Windsor in attendance. Burrill will also do a short talk about his work. Details here
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