Unique in Birmingham

8th
Nov
2012

Unique in Birmingham, the window dressing competition designed to improve the street scene around the city centre’s shopping area, is now complete. The creative installations have now been installed around the city and are ready for you to go and view. The map of the locations is available to view here.

The nine finalists are…

Frilly – Has invited the people of Birmingham to share with them secrets of the city, all of which have inspired 2D imagery used to fill a giant cat’s cradle.

Yu-Hsin Chen – The Adventures of Rice Boy is a fairytale for the public using cute and quirky illustrations.

Kate Bufton – Using old books from libraries around the city centre has created a display to try and make people aware of books in a totally different way.

TNT – The work is a series of 25 specifically mixed paints with colours sampled from the 1956 Hannah Barbara carton, Geewhizzzzz.

City Dressing – Owner and founder, Jeremy Rucker, works with temporary graphic and light installations and has created the ultimate virtual shop.

Glenn Anderson – Discarded objects from in and around the city have been transformed into a ‘found’ wooden character.

Stitchs & Hos – Showcasing the Birmingham market in the form of a knitted market stall.

Simon Doughty – A large scale cut out and scenic painted sculpture of Birmingham’s cityscape has been created.

Midlands Fashion Designer Awards – In the Great Western Arcade you can see designs from three winners from the Fashion Designer Awards; Alice Moore, Sarika Pancholi and Tamara Joseph.

Remember to check the map and find out where all the installations are. You can find out more about the project here.

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