Café urges visitors to doodle on the walls – and staff

A pop-up café that encourages its patrons to draw on the walls, furniture and staff opens today in London, with branding by illustrator Serge Seidlitz.

The Doodlebar, SW11, features whitewashed walls, striped flooring and furniture sourced on recycling website Freecycle.

A mural of the River Thames, created by Seidlitz and German illustrator Thomas Manig, adorns the walls. Customers will be encouraged to help create ‘a collage of Londoners’ hopes and fears’, according to organiser Squint Opera.

Film and art collective Squint created the bar’s website, and is collaborating with Seidlitz on an interactive art installation for the café.

Vivienne Westwood intends to hold monthly film screenings at the venue, while digital group Onedotzero will help to run a programme of drawing and educational workshops.

For its opening tonight, illustrators from art collective Debut Art will kick-start the doodling. for more information.

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