The Creative New Murals in Norwich – Design and branding Norwich
New Creative in Murals Norwich
Over the last year creative murals have been popping up across the much loved city of norwich. Who is responsible and why are they there? Norwich’s Business Improvement District has started a project that hopes to revive the vacant and tired spaces in the city. The large scale paintings all follow the theme of “City of Stories”. This theme has been devised to collate in words and pictures all that is great about our city with the aim of creating more cultural tourism and improving Norwich’s brand and identity.
The project was started on the 14th April 2016 at the bottom of Ber Street on a tired run down wall. This unique illustration of key landmarks around Norwich was designed by NUA graduate Poppy Cole. Her illustrations are predominantly assembled collages made with cut textures and patterns. This style of illustration creates a unique enticing world in which her pieces of work tesselate.
The second mural in the series can be found on Theatre Street and was created on the 5th August 2016. The artwork was created by local artist Beverley Coraldean, her style utilises detailed line drawings and white space. As well as illustrations she also creates animations often taking cityscapes and buildings as her focus.
The next mural is an illustration by Malca Shotten based on Norwich’s Snap Dragon. The words that accompany the mural were taken from a poem which can be found on a plaque at the Norwich castle. We love this bright colourful character as he is the boldest of all the murals so far and represents some of the heritage of Norwich.
The latest superb mural was designed by Architectural Illustrator Derek Jackson. He entitled the piece, ‘The Case for Norwich’. Derek said “Norwich BID’s mural project is an excellent opportunity for local artists to make their mark on the city. As well as adding to the city’s individuality, it allows me to give something back to a place I’m proud to call home.”
There are so many more excellent pieces of street art to be found in Norwich. Not only from the BID but from independent artists and businesses. The last mural we wanted to feature is by the Picassoesque artist Anmar Amirza. It was commissioned by ‘Bar Tapas’ and is worthy of note for its bright colours and playful abstract forms. Like the rest of these murals it brings joy and imagination to a previously uninspirational wall of Norwich.
TEN Creative fully commend the artists and organisers of these exciting new murals. They truly add a positive, creative quality to this city’s identity!