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Art Deco by the Sea

A couple of weeks back I visited the Sainsbury Centre, to have a gander at the latest exhibition on show there – Art Deco by the Sea. Unsurprisingly, given our studio name, we quite like the beach,  especially when you throw in some jazzy Art Deco.

The exhibition was very decent, a proper insight into the stereotypical British day out by the sea, that has  lost some of its charm since the heydays! The show celebrated a ‘pick n mix’ of some of the best examples of art deco architecture, fashion, design and engineering that scattered our coastlines once upon a time.  From hotels and apartment blocks, to paintings, posters, brochures, drawings, photographs, fashion, furniture, ceramics and textiles.

A personal highlight was seeing some original identity design for Blackpool Pleasure Beach, by Tom Purvis. These included various marketing materials as well as a really cool children’s restaurant menu and a poster of Purvis’s most iconic cartoon character, ‘Ice Drome Jack’.

If your in the Norwich area defo stop by the Sainsbury Centre for this expo – its got a little something for everyone, and there is a banging coffee shop as you go out – its the one with all the yellow monkey mugs!

More info on the exhibition…