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Crystal Palace Island

Downloadable 'diy' wallpaper that describes and decorates an area in London – Crystal Palace.

Crystal Palace feels like an island already as it's so high, and if sea levels rose 100m (for instance as a result of extreme climate change) it would be the only island in South London. Based upon a series of open and creative conversations in a delicatessen, the project explored where customers came from that morning, that decade, or that generation and where the food they were buying had come from too. The finished work was a decorative pattern, featuring the 'Island' of Crystal Palace and mapping its world-wide connections, while at the same time playing with the idea of how those same (flight-based) connections might result in the area becoming a real island one day. The finished wall paper was made available as a downloadable file with instructions on how distant people who didn't want to travel could still experience the area, by printing and hanging the wallpaper.

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The finished work

 

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the downloadable wallpaper being printed

 

How to download and print your own wallpaper:

 

1. Check you printer is capable of 'banner
printing'

2. Download a free poster-printing programme
such as ‘Poster 7’

3. Download the wallpaper file

4. insert into a poster
document in your printing programme

5. Print using banner paper on your household
inkjet printer.