In Good Company, the Leeds-based street art project led by Laura Wellington, has created some of the city’s most striking murals and installations and today launches Posters For The People. This brilliant project aims to harness people-power to spread a wave of technicolour positivity across the country and raise funds for charities supporting NHS staff and key workers. The idea started soon after lockdown with one high-profile billboard designed by renowned artist Morag Myerscough at Leeds’ Hyde Park Corner and then quickly took over 150 poster sites across the city. And now, In Good Company is aiming to decorate homes, gardens, businesses and community spaces across the city and beyond with banners conveying thanks and positivity for NHS and key workers.
This week In Good Company has brought together a group of eight creatives - Risotto Studio, Morag Myerscough, Studio Build, Rebecca Strickson Illustration, Anthony Burrill, FYI, Luke Tonge and Craig Black - each of whom has designed a banner which can be ordered in a range of sizes online and delivered to your door.
The designs feature messages including ‘You’re all going to deserve medals after this’, ‘Conversations make rainbows’ and ‘Our super-heroes we love you’. There's also a free print-at-home download you can colour in yourself and pop in your window.
Posters for the People was the brainchild of Duke Studios founder, Laura Wellington who set up In Good Company as a passion project with the aim of bringing more large-scale art, fun and colour to the city.
When projects were put on hold as COVID-19 took hold, Laura wanted to use her skills and connections to amplify the gestures of thanks she saw in the streets around her Chapeltown home.
The team at In Good Company is hoping that the sale of these banners will raise much needed funds, with all the profits going to the eight charities chosen by the artists. This project has been supported by Leeds City Council, FYI and Pop Art Media Group.
Posters for the People banners will cost £19.80 (including shipping) for a 1m x 750mm banner and custom sizes are also available.
Visit ingoodcompanyuk.com for all the details of the artists and charities involved.
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