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Londons Mothership Group, the capitals most forward thinking bar group ( Queen of Hoxton, The Book Club) joined forces with Central Illustration Agency and collective Pirates to create, perhaps Londons, very first Pop-Up-Bar-as-Art-Installation project. To be held in the heart of Clerkenwell for three months between May and August 2010
Pirates have taken complete artistic control of the old building and have shaped the project around Clerkenwells printing history - the site itself was an old factory building specialising in silver lithography. The idea is all about type, be it modern and bright or traditional and sophisticated. Everywhere you look will be covered in words and letters of all sorts of shapes and sizes, some painted, some in relief and some full on 3D The toilets will be transformed into an interactive blackboard, giant wooden letters will protrude from the ceiling, and upbeat catch- phrases will cover every inch of the bar, not to mention mock printing presses spewing out reams of paper, all making Pop Up Pirates a walk in wardrobe of letterforms.