Hairy wolf-men, club-wielding ogres and mischievous imps inhabit a new paper cut by designer Damian O’Hara. It’s been created for arts festival Fairy Tales & Monsters, held at London’s Kings Place next month, which will also be populated by similar childhood imaginings.
The festival itself features a celebration of the music Vernon Elliot created for the likes of The Clangers, Ivor the Engine, Pogle Wood, Noggin the Nog; a tribute concert to blind New York beat poet Moondog and lively art and music ensemble the Age of Not Believing Orchestra.
The programme’s highlight looks to be a workshop and performance from Paper Cinema, a charming outfit who create live animations to improvised music using paper puppets and marionettes. Subscribers can read a profile of Paper cinema from the Design Week archive here.
In the branding, O’Hara has referenced 25 different fairytales and a few classic old movie monsters for the cut. He says, ‘I wanted this one to have an organic almost woven feel like the elements of a good story.’
The designer has also created a custom typeface for the event which references those highly decorative fairytale fonts and has a similar feel to the illustration.
Fairy Tales & Monsters runs from 9-11 June at Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1.