Tuesday, January 07, 2014

the road to Whaley Bridge

Some time ago, seven months ago in fact, I made this map for the Derbyshire Open Arts exhibition.
A little while later this phone box, above, arrived in the town of Whaley Bridge.
 The guys who were responsible (Whaley4Wards) for bringing the new old telephone box to town saw my map.
 And tracked me down.
And this was the result.
The telephone box became an information box
and I made a new map for it.
The only problem I have, though,
is that there were lots of photos taken
and I'm spoilt for choice
and want to post them all
but I'll leave you with the best...
Photography by Chris Tetley.

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Blogger Vicky said...

That is so cool! Congratulations!

3:52 AM  
Blogger Sue Westcott said...

That's fantastic, your map looks brilliant.

6:49 AM  
Blogger Caroline B said...

How cool is that?!

7:22 AM  
Blogger Polly Birchall said...

Wow Andrea, how fantastic. Don't blame you for taking loads pics, I would too. It looks really very good.

10:21 AM  
Anonymous Joy Brown said...

Love the sketch blog Andrea, and feel very proud to be living in the now famous town of Whaley Bridge.

10:56 AM  
Blogger Genine Carvalheira said...

that is awesome!! The bottom photo is great too!

1:21 PM  
Blogger Angie Seymour said...

Andrea, saw your link on a FB page..... Well impressed..Good Work.....

7:47 PM  
Blogger Angie Seymour said...

Andrea , Saw your illustrations on a FB page... nice work !!
Whaley Bridge centre of the Universe...

7:49 PM  
Blogger Edgar Cabrera said...

this is amazing Andrea! Wow! I would probably get arrested trying to take it home :)

2:11 AM  
Blogger Edgar Cabrera said...

This is amazing Andrea! I would probably get arrested trying to take it home :)

2:12 AM  
Blogger Stacey Vadaj said...

first of all i love those old boxes! they stand out and make their own statement. Now you are making a statement on the statement! Great!

11:04 AM  
Blogger Judith Logan-Farías said...

Congratulations Andrea on the phone box!!!! how cool is that?!
I have just nominated you for The Sunshine Award, one given amongst bloggers. I have been a big fan of your blog since I started blogging 2 years ago. Here`s the link , I hope, to my post:
You are supposed to nominate 11 other bloggers in a similar post, so it`s a nice way of us bloggers giving recognition to those we think deserve it! xx

1:16 PM  
Blogger Kiri said...

it looks good. congratulations.

1:26 PM  
Blogger lain said...

Brilliant idea and awesome picture!
You are very talented.

5:10 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

Wonderful! I love your map and I especially like the phone box as I had artwork in our phone box a couple of years ago too!
Lovely to have discovered your blog and your fabulous drawings.

5:26 PM  
Blogger Alissa Duke said...

What an amazing and unique opportunity you were given. And so well deserved. Your art is taking you to wonderful places

10:01 AM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thank you all so much, folks!
I'm really happy with this. As soon as I was told about this project I knew I wanted to do it. I couldn't wait to get my work on such a design classic.

Cheers, y'all.

6:36 PM  
Blogger Dan Kent said...

Wow!! Doctor Who step aside - you have a whole world in that box! Fabulous!

12:31 AM  
Blogger Barry Rudd said...

Hi all-Chris Tetley and I mounted it on the box Christmas Eve and he took the great photos. It was moderately stressful drilling holes in it on my dining room table. We think it looks great we first took it to Pear Tree café on Canal Street to give them a sneak preview as some more of Andrea's work is there.
Barry Rudd (Whaley4Wards)

10:04 PM  
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12:03 PM  
Blogger Caatje said...

That is so cool! Fantastic job!

2:51 PM  
Blogger Andriy Prepiyalo said...

Fantastic sketch (:

9:54 AM  
Blogger Marva Plummer-Bruno said...

that is so cool!!!! For years I've been wanting to visit England and stay a few months, so I can hopefully pick up a bit of your accents and then I can say "bloody hell" and it will sound really cool! :) LOL!

1:01 AM  

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