Special Group harnesses the power of needlework to tell the tale of Barnes, Catmur & Friends

  • Advertising
  • February 12, 2014
  • StopPress Team
Special Group harnesses the power of needlework to tell the tale of Barnes, Catmur & Friends

In the early days of America, it's thought the colonisers gave blankets to the native Americans as gifts, but added in a surprise in the form of smallpox. And Special Group, as part of the Axis Share the Love campaign, has done something similar (without the murderous intent) by creating a "nine-panel, hand-crafted tribute" to Barnes, Catmur & Friends and lacing it with a dose of good-natured cheekiness. 

All production was done by Arvid Eriksson and Special Group, illustration was by Ross Murray, sound was by Franklin Road and quilting was by Judy Schon.

"All reports say that the 'Quilt of Love’ has resulted in record visitor figures for Auckland Art Gallery this month," says creative director Tony Bradbourne. 

Special Group is going to auction the quilt on TradeMe, "which is bound to raise hundreds of thousands knowing how popular BC&F are." Suggestions for appropriate charities gratefully accepted. 

Axis tickets are on sale now. Get 'em here. And check out the other videos of love here

This is a community discussion forum. Comment is free but please respect our rules:

  1. Don’t be abusive or use sweary type words
  2. Don’t break the law: libel, slander and defamatory comments are forbidden
  3. Don’t resort to name-calling, mean-spiritedness, or slagging off
  4. Don’t pretend to be someone else.

If we find you doing these things, your comments will be edited without recourse and you may be asked to go away and reconsider your actions.
We respect the right to free speech and anonymous comments. Don’t abuse the privilege.

2018 RAE Awards celebrate effectiveness of research, data and insights at the Hilton
features

2018 RAE Awards celebrate effectiveness of research, data and insights at the Hilton

Celebrating research effectiveness, the research industry came out en masse for its 2018 RAE Awards with a glamorous evening at The Hilton on 17 August. This year’s RAE Awards attracted 50 entries across nine categories.

Next page
Results for
Topics
Jobs
About

StopPress provides essential industry news and intelligence, updated daily. And the digital newsletter delivers the latest news to your inbox twice a week — for free!

©2009–2018 ICG Media. All rights reserved.
Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Privacy policy.

Advertise

Contact Vernene Medcalf at +64 21 628 200 to advertise in StopPress.

View Media Kit