Renowned designers from across the UK have teamed up with Leeds street art project In Good Company to bring joy to the city streets and thank key workers for their efforts – raising £5,000 for charity so far.
The Posters For the People campaign saw the artists – briefed by designer and In Good Company curator Laura Wellington – creating banners bursting with colour for people to buy and place outside their homes, in their businesses or in their local schools and hospitals.
The posters were designed by Morag Myerscough, Risotto Studio, Rebecca Strickson, Luke Tonge, Anthony Burrill, Studio Build and Craig Black after Wellington sought to get artists from every corner of the UK on board to ensure it was a truly national effort.
All profits from the £19.80 posters are split evenly between the artists’ chosen charities including St Luke’s Hospice, The Blurt Foundation, ARTfelt, the Trussell Trust and NHS Charities Together.
SPOTLIGHT ON ???? @LauraWelli – Designer, Co-Founder of @Dukestudioleeds and responsible for bringing colour and positive design to the streets of Leeds during lockdown with @InGoodCoLeeds ???? A project bringing a smile to those going above & beyond on the frontline ???? pic.twitter.com/uKSJBU3sjc
— NRTH LASS (@NRTHLASS) May 3, 2020
Wellington, also a co-founder of Duke Studios, came up with the idea alongside Leeds creative advertising business We Are FYI who have eight billboards on Hyde Park Corner in the city.