This installation is inspired by the ‘Good Idea’ print series, with a love note to Bristol enshrined in huge, eye-catching pink lights.
Dave Buonaguidi, AKA Real Hackney Dave is Hackney-based artist who combines the visual and verbal language of advertising and propaganda with unique imagery and materials of found objects and ephemera.
In a previous life, Dave worked in advertising for over 35 years, founding several creative agencies including St. Luke’s, 4Creative and Karmarama.In 2003 he created the iconic MAKE TEA NOT WAR poster for the anti-war march. It now is part of the collection at the V&A and hangs in the Trento museum of modern art. He also played cricket for Italy.
Dave Buonaguidi said:
“I love making ideas that are active rather than passive and I often explore the relationship that we have with locations to create extra emotional traction. Screen printing my pink typography onto vintage maps is great fun but I really get excited about bringing the idea to life, in the real world, with huge letters. I have always loved Bristol and the passion that people who live there have for their hometown, so being part of a project that celebrates that is very exciting.”