Art+Believe were commissioned by Brighton and Hove Buses, The Royal Pavilion and Brighton and Hove City Council to create a piece of artwork to Celebrate the 2017 Pride Festival.
Located directly outside the historical Brighton Royal Pavilion lies another locally renowned piece of architecture. We’re talking about The Marine Parade Tram Shelter.
Originally designed and built in 1926 by David Edwards and then converted into a bus shelter in 1939; the shelter was made of reinforced concrete, supported with metal columns and glazing window bars.
It’s structure is rectangular with apsidal ends and a flat roof. An open visade on the road side and a glazed rear facing onto the Royal Pavilion; what a view.
It’s a unique pieces of architecture that we knew would play a great host to our geometric style, that we could apply both horizontally and vertically.
We live in Brighton and are familiar with vibe of the people, the appreciation of creative street art and their willingness to embrace creations that push the boundaries.
The brief gave us a licence to produce a piece of artwork that imbues the urban landscape with positivity and colour and we wanted to do that in a way that complemented the breathtaking architecture of The Royal Pavilion.
With the bus stop in constant operation and the date set for the Pride Festival, project management was as important as creativity.
We created detailed designs, before applying the artwork within a tight schedule using meticulous precision.
It was such pleasure to deliver this piece of art for the City and the Brighton Pride Festival. A powerful combination of creativity, collaboration and rock solid project management.
"The Pride bus shelter Dan and Charlotte created gave us national media coverage and the biggest audience on social media that we have ever had. This complex project was delivered on time and on budget.” Carole Richmond | Marketing Manager | Brighton & Hove Bus and Coach Company