A Partridge in a Pear Tree, by HelloVon
Christmas is, as most blog-readers around the world know, a time for giving and, we hope, receiving presents. However, there are, of course, those not fortunate enough to be sat indoors perusing the world wide web and its many wares, for whom Christmas represents a miserably cold and lonely time of year: homeless people. It is with those less fortunate than themselves in mind that the big-hearted folks at London-based design agency Studio8 Design have cooked up a festive art event, The 12 Days of Christmas, to raise money for the UK’s premier housing and homeless charity Shelter.
Four Calling Birds, by Tom Gauld
For the project, Matt Willey and Zoë Bather at Studio8 Design have commissioned 12 image makers (including HelloVon, Tom Gault, Astrid Chesney, Adrian Johnson and Si Scott) to each illustrate a line from the well known Christmas song The 12 Days of Christmas. The 12 illustrations will be exhibited as 12 large format 80 x 60cm prints (printed by Granite Colour) at the exhibition which will run for one night only on 3rd December. As well as sales of the one-off prints, money will also be raised for Shelter by the sale of packs of 12 A6 cards (also printed by Granite Colour on paper provided by Fedrigoni) featuring the illustrations.
The full list of artists is thus: Sophia Augusta, Douglas Bevans, Chris Bianchi, Bill Bragg, Astrid Chesney, Tom Gauld, Robert Greene, HelloVon, Adrian Johnson, Michael Kirkham, Steph von Reiswitz and Si Scott.
The open event will take place on 3rd December, from 6-9pm at The Gallery at Poke London, Biscuit Building, 10 Redchurch Street, London E2 7DD. Please find an invitation at studio8design.co.uk