26 Apr 2008
University College Falmouth
I enjoyed giving the talk and got some interesting questions, specifically one about the risks associated with being a signwriter and whether I was aware of any accidents resulting from getting commercial communications onto building sides. I had to say I haven’t but I’m sure it has happened! I was also asked whether there is an opportunity for a London effort along the lines of the work by Colossal Media. I really think it needs to attempted over here in the UK. Jack Daniel’s have made a partial effort but this lacks the drama and anticipation that would come from a full scale production on a prominent London wall for example.
Following the talk I went for a stroll around Falmouth Town which is very pleasant, especially as the sun was shining etc. Surprisingly there are almost no ghost signs that I could see, partly because many of the buildings in the centre are painted in different colours so any have probably been long ago painted over. I did come across the following though:
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