Mini Urban Market (PVC banner)


This is an advertising banner, done during March 2005 for. . . well. . . a Mini Urban Market, held. . . well. . . on the first Saturday of every month, at the Urban Coffee, in Smithdown Road, Liverpool. Like it says on the tin. On the banner, sorry.

I did it with all the wrong materials: inks & an acrylic paint set. Just to show how not to do it. Just in case anybody was in any doubt as to how stubborn I can be. But it turned out Ok in the end.

It was a commission that I talked myself into, after overhearing 3 girls talking about a new market they were setting up, one of whom had a blank PVC banner and was wondering how to paint on it. Anyway, they entrusted it to me
As an indicator of its size, here it is on my bed, where it squatted for a while.

Seen from a distance, the banner does what a banner is supposed to do: it gives you clear info - what & when. But there is a lot going on the background. The banner in fact was kidnapped by the Morgens while my back was turned. Here, in the bottom right hand corner...

 

. . .a gang of Morgens are manoeuvring the last paving slab into place. Notice any similarity between the bottom right-hand corner of this banner, the bottom right-hand corner of this poster. . .

 

. . .and the bottom right-hand corner of this From Liverpool to Georgetown drawing. . .

. . .not to mention the goings-on in this drawing. . .

 

. . .and back at the Urban Market banner, this foreman on the banner is trying to find out who's to blame, not only for painting 'homemade soup' instead of 'homemade soap', but for trying to cover up the mistake in such a stupid way.

 

The banner is painted, in fact, to resemble crazy paving, seen from above. 

The market ceased not long after it started. Then the café was taken over and renamed, and the banner has been lost.

But you can see more Morgens in their own Gallery.