A meeting of Chippy’s creative minds has resulted in the second amazing Superdoodle of our #GBHighSt campaign.
And this time it stands as a permanent gift to the town – a reminder of the originality, enthusiasm and sense of fun which marks Chipping Norton as truly special.
The black and white mural now gracing the front porch of our WHSmith store emerged from an exciting collaboration between artist Denise Mansbridge and Julia Cook of Tickittyboo and Tickittyshake fame – two of our resident ECN artists and designers.
When this talented twosome put their heads together, there is no stopping them.
How was the mural created?
Based on original sketches of Chippy buildings by Denise Mansbridge – watch out for our soon-to-be-revealed merchandise, folks! – Julia rearranged the houses around a central banner to create the GB High Street Mural now displayed on the side wall of WHSmith’s entrance.
Following a hunt for suitable wall space, WHSmith’s Chippy Manager, Rob Kelly, kindly offered the shop’s entry wall as a canvas for the stunning artwork. Partly protected from the weather, it proved a perfect spot for street art.
Despite the October chill, nothing was going to stop Julia and her Tickittyboo shop manager Belinda Palmer from painting their socks off from Satuday morning to Saturday night – plied with hot soup and coffee to keep energy levels high.
With ECN’s Liam Bellenie cleverly capturing the entire painting process on timelapse video, it was a day to remember – and a lasting celebration of the beauty of Chipping Norton’s fascinating, quirky and heritage blend of buildings and landmarks.