Sunday, 15 November 2015

A burnt-box inspired by Margate's famous Lido

This is the second Margate-inspired box I've done, and it's all about the fabulous Lido in Margate.
On the front of the box, the lido sign lights up Margate harbour - set the world alight. On the back of the box, the lido is in star light - "Only when it's dark enough, can you see the stars", Ralph Waldo Emerson. 

The lido sign in Margate is incredible iconic and I love how huge it is when you drive past. It was placed there in 1927 when the lido was a big attraction for holidaymakers. This bright and cheerful sign echoes all the memories of Margate's hay day. This iconic image just seemed ideal to go on my matchbox, a bright star in Margate's history, now slightly dimmed but ready to face the next phase of the town's regeneration. 

1 comment:

  1. This is so striking (forgive the pun). The limited colour pallette makes for a beautiful design.


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