Set in Stone
A contemporary celebration of iconic imagery of the tobacco industry.
Deep in the heart of the M-shed stores, over 70 Lithographic stones have been stored, gathering a nice layer of dust. These time forgotten stones, discovered in the blitzed basement of the Mardons printing house were once used to mass-produce the images from W.D and H.O Wills tobacco. Iconic labels, such as Goldern Virginia and Players Navy Cut.
The project brings this into a contemporary setting, inviting current artists, tech companies, design houses; illustrators and printmakers; to respond to one of the 50, original prints. This will develop one final multi-disciplinary, multi-facited exhibition, where modern-day makers and creative practicioners will respond to a particular classic design, bringing them up to date. A celebration of the traditional hub of the print industry with the dynamic art scene we have today.
Please email if you would like to feature as one of our artists or get involved.