Posts Tagged ‘Birmingham’

Channel 4’s Street Summer Midlands’ Design

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Last, but by no means least, of the films covering the cities Wet Paint Productions covered for Channel 4’s Street Summer season is Birmingham. This was a weird one as Lucy, the winning entrant, was unable to take part as she was busy bouncing around Europe and couldn’t make it back in time so it was left to mentor Ventsa of Four Pence Collective to recreate her design as he explains here. On this film Ventsa also touches upon the graffiti versus street art argument and what is art and what is vandalism? A subject which Graffiti Wars – a film commissioned as part of the Street Summer season about the fued between King Robbo and Banksy – tried to tackle. Ironically this competition sparked similar arguments that played out across several forums, chat rooms and websites. Massive thanks to Ventsa and all of the artists for their help and support on this project. For more information on Street Summer and it’s offerings hit HERE.

Street Summer Hots Up

Friday, July 29th, 2011


Channel 4’s Street Summer – “a season of programmes celebrating contemporary urban art forms” – is fast approaching and so are the Wet Paint commissions across the cities of Brighton, Manchester and the UK’s second capital, Birmingham. Next week will see the winning entries go up with the help of Req, Faunagraphic and Ventsa respectively. To view all the regional winning entries go to the Don’t Panic website HERE and anyone wanting to follow Street Summer on Facebook should hit this link: http://www.facebook.com/streetsummer  The season will include films on spoken word and rap, street dance, a Hip Hop documentary called How Hip Hop Changed the World, as well as what looks to be an amazing film by viral film-makers and Mike Christie, the director of extreme sport documentary Jump London, called Concrete Circus which brings together the world’s hottest names in the urban sports scene. The season will also screen the television premiere of Banksy’s Exit Through The Gift Shop. More intriguing though is Graffiti Wars – a film given over to the on-going and very public feud between (Team) Robbo and Banksy as well as graffiti writers and ‘street artists’ in general. Ironically, the street art competition has sparked it’s own controversy within the scene. But that’s another story for another day…

Countdown to Channel 4’s Street Summer Competition!

Saturday, June 11th, 2011

Street Summer
The next artist in the line up to promote Channel 4’s Street Summer in association with Don’t Panic is our boy Ventsa, who is representing the Midlands and East. Wet Paint have worked with him in the past and Ventsa really has a unique style. In this film he gives you an introduction to the Birmingham scene and explains a little of what he as a judge is looking for from the winning designs.
The competition will run from 13th June to 17th July so start representing your area and start submitting your designs. All winning entrants’ work will appear in a major city from their part of the UK.
  • Winning entrants will be paid £300 for the use of their artwork
  • Winners will have their designs displayed on a premium outdoor space for two weeks in their area during August
  • Winners will get the opportunity to work with an established street artist from their region of the UK
  • Winners’ work will feature on the Don’t panic Poster and on postcards which will be distributed across the UK in Don’t Panic Packs
  • Winners will be featured in a short film about their work

The regions and the artists representing those areas are:

  • London – Ser
  • South East – Req
  • South West – Cheba
  • Midlands & East – Ventsa
  • Wales – Rmer
  • North – Faunagraphic
  • Scotland – Smug

So, Channel 4 are calling for all emerging street artists, writers and vandals out there, to join their Street Summer competition.

For more information on how to enter and win, click this link:  http://www.dontpaniconline.com/street_summer/

Wet Paint Productions want to wish you all the best of luck. Next post on this site will feature Req’s video who represents the South East out of our home town Brighton. So hope to see some of your work going up soon down here!

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Wet Paint at The Gadget Show Live

Monday, April 18th, 2011

Wet Paint Productions were busy promoting gadget insurance company Protect Your Bubble to a sold out Gadget Show Live, this weekend. Spread throughout 5 halls of the NEC Birmingham, the Channel 5 show’s live event is billed as the UK’s ultimate consumer electronics event and they are not wrong! So, when the client wanted to increase traffic to their stand, they asked Wet Paint to come up with an innovative way to capture visitors’ attention and imaginations. As part of Assurant Solutions which operates in the US, South Africa, Canada, China, Europe and the UK, the online firm that offers insurance for laptops to smart phones jumped at our concept of spraying screen savers on to these giant iPhones. As the only exhibitor offering experiential marketing outside of the event, Sheffield’s very own Faunagraphic and Rocket01 drew the crowds as their corporate-driven designs featuring the characters Bubble and Squeak went up. One of these designs could well be winging its way to corporate headquarters in Atlanta, USA,  before long and we’ll post a picture of the art in situ. Again, our thanks to the artists for their designs and hard work. Any companies looking to boost their presence at exhibitions can contact Wet Paint Productions at: wetpaintproductions@hotmail.com