The mass majority of wallpaper I usually see is that produced by Ad Agencies. So it was refreshing to see a whole art gallery dedicated to wallpaper designed to inspire. And no, not the latest Halifax ad campaign. This is ‘The Walls Are Talking’ at The Whitworth Gallery in Manchester – a collection by over 30 artists including: Damien Hirst, Andy Warhol, Thomas Demand and Allen Jones.
This isn’t wallpaper you’d find round the mother-in-law’s bungalow. (Unless, she’s a part-time dogger.) No, this stuff is subversive, sexy, subliminal, surreal and loads of other words beginning with S.
But most importantly, it’s original. Unlike most advertising which is, in fact, wallpaper.
It’s a must for Art Directors, Graphic Designers and Illustrators. Heck, it’s a must for everyone – including the Mother-in-law. But you’ll have to be quick – it closes on 30th August.