Tate Galleries have recently commissioned Baltic residents and conceptual design team Dorothy to produce a new print and home-ware range – The Colours of Liverpool.
The Colours of Liverpool celebrates the vibrancy and diversity of the city, and you can purchase high quality prints and cotton tea towels that feature the names of 66 landmarks, people, songs, venues, teams and bands that have made Liverpool the cultural hub it is today.
The swatch features colour themed landmarks (Bluecoat, Black-E), street names (Lime Street, Brownlow Hill), musicians (Cilla Black, Holly Johnson), bands (China Crisis, Half Man Half Biscuit, The Coral), song titles (Yellow Submarine, The Killing Moon, Story of the Blues), clubs (The Cavern, Cream) and football teams (The Reds, The Blues).
Dorothy have also paid homage to historic Liverpool (White Star Line, Port of Liverpool, The Grapes) whilst celebrating the city’s burgeoning creativity (Forest Swords, Stealing Sheep, Kazimier Garden, Invisible Wind Factory).
We’re also over the moon that the Baltic Triangle and Camp and furnace have also been included.
You can also pick up your prints from the Tate Shop Here
This is not the first time that Dorothy have collaborated with Tate Liverpool. The team was also involved in the Picasso: Peace and Freedom Campaign.
Dorothy worked on the launch campaign for the exhibition, designing a bespoke font inspired by the iconic posters of the Paris May ‘68 uprisings, capturing the spirit of post-war social uprisings and protests in Europe. The font was used across all press, outdoor and online advertising and also on exhibition branding.
The have also enjoyed working with the Chemical Brothers. They worked very closely with Tom Rowlands on a screen print which was inspired by modular patch panels and vintage analogue synths, and maps out the history of the duo’s collaborations up until the present day.