Friday, March 16, 2007

Arts Council Oystercard Covers




I was commissioned by the General Public Agency to produce 1000 knitted Travelcard covers for an Arts Council project. This was to commemorate the Art Council's 60th anniversary. These are being given out to the public across England this month.

A little quote from the Arts Council Website:
“In the Europe of the 21st century, a world of sleek functionality and silver gadgets, hand-made objects are becoming a rarity. These knitted wallets, each one a little different, turn mass-production on its head and subvert the concept of the mass-produced goods. Each item reflects something of the individuality of the handful of women who created them. So it is that a simple everyday item is transformed with a dash of absurdity and colour and a pair of knitting needles.”

http://www.generalpublicagency.com/

http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/aboutus/buffy_wallet.php