Lee Basford and Jonny Costello from Fluid were recently invited to create some badges for Erin O’Connor’s Model Sanctuary. The badges were to highlight the plight of the sanctuary which unfortunately this year has not received the vital support needed to keep it open throughout London Fashion Week.
The Model Sanctuary was founded by Erin O’Connor in 2008, with the emphasis of providing health guidance and educational support to the younger and most vulnerable members of our industry. It was initially set up as a non-for profit organisation and you can find out more about the Model Sanctuary here. A great cause and lets hope it gets back on track for next year.
Tonight Monday 20th of February is the launch of the second Pointe Blank exhibition in Birmingham. The Pointe Blank exhibition calls upon local artists, designers and illustrators re-design posters from popular ballet shows that are running at the Birmingham Royal Ballet.
The first Pointe Blank show was in 2011 and went down very well. Tonights show promises to be quality also, with some talented designers from Birmingham and the surrounds taking part. Lee Basford, Charlotte Audrey Owen Meehan, Darren John, and Michelle Turton. All on the line up to unveil their re-imagined posters for the Ballet Hobson’s Choice. Check out Pointe Blank online for the full details.