Wild Dog full steam ahead crowd-sourcing the arts!

by Penny

The Big Steam Print was an exciting community art project organised by Ditchling Museum of Art & Craft which saw a host of artists produce their biggest ever prints using a 12.5 tonne vintage steamroller as a giant printing press.

After a successful fundraising campaign via Art Happens, which saw 271 donors raise £13,500 in just 33 days, the museum took the steamroller on an ambitious printing tour which culminated in June at Ditchling Village Fair.

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Wild Dog Design decided to play their part with this incredible crowd sourcing exercise to assist the Museum and help local artists realise their big steam print dreams; not only to be part of the community and help the arts, but also we knew that it would be simply fantastic fun. The Big Steam Print was one of the activities that took part during the famous Ditchling Fair (which was celebrating it’s 704th anniversary this year having been granted the rights in 1312 by King Edward I no less!), and it was an incredible backdrop.

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Naturally, unlike the artists who understandably printed their own work, as we were getting involved as an agency ‘crowd-sourcer’ (although looking at some of the participants outfits, maybe sorcerer would be more appropriate!!) we opted to print our logo.

We persuaded the lovely Joey who works at Wild Dog, and her willing boyfriend Keegan to come and prepare the artwork for printing (& ride the steam engine as it printed).

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