Friday, May 14, 2010

A brand new pop-up bar-come-art-installation called Pop-Up Pirates

London’s Mothership Group, the capital’s most forward thinking bar group, have joined forces with the artist management platform Central Illustration Agency and Pirates to create Clerkenwell’s, and perhaps London’s, very first Pop-Up-Bar-as-Art-Installation project.

To be held in a well-known building in the heart of Clerkenwell for three months between May and August, Pop-Up Pirates will be part late-night bar, part art-installation and all totally unique.

Pirates have taken complete artistic control of the old building and intend to shape the project around Clerkenwell’s printing history - the site itself was an old factory building specialising in silver lithography.

The idea is all about type, be it modern and bright or traditional and sophisticated!

Everywhere you look will be covered in words and letters of all sorts of shapes and sizes; some painted, some in relief and some full on 3D. And that’s just for starters; the toilets will be transformed into an interactive blackboard, free standing cut perspex letters will grow out of walls and upbeat catch- phrases will cover every inch of the bar. There will be mock printing presses spewing out reams of paper. Words will shout out from every surface, all making Pop Up Pirates a walk in wardrobe of letterforms.