Where to start? By writing and drawing our manifesto of course!
Cardboard: the ubiquitous material of lockdown!
Our postcards, fresh from the printers, next to the original sketch.
The responses have been beautiful. Not only the sentiments, but also the handrwitten/drawn form. This became our departure for play and experimentation!
Using the actual handwriting of our neighbours led us to what seemed like a natural step forward: taking letters from each completed postcard to create our Neighbourhood Font. In our original proposal to Glasgow Life for the Creative Communities: Artist in Residence Programme, we explained that we wanted to “explore the language and landscape of hope”. It feels to us that this is exactly that.
Today, 11th May 2021 was all about preparing for some up-coming Anchor Lab sessions in local schools. Cardboard and imagination were the main ingredients!