Beatbox and Sun

Soapbox & Sons saw out the last days of summer with its Beatbox and Sun event, which brought together artists, illustrators and designers with beatboxers for a roof-top party.

Paul Revere by Ben The Illustrator
Paul Revere by Ben The Illustrator

The event was organised by Jenny Theolin’, creative director of collaborative consultancy Soapbox & Sons, and saw her collaborate with YouTube channel Behind The Beats, which brought in some of the best beat boxers in the country and a DMC champion DJ.

My Generation by Smiling Wolf
My Generation by Smiling Wolf

The designer-doodler side of the event saw the likes of Ben The Illustrator, Marina Willer, Ben Steers, Lizzie Mary Cullen, Tom Muller, joined by new talent like Jessica Erikson and Paper Planes.

Untitled by Jessica Erikson
Untitled by Jessica Erikson

Proceeds from print sales went to the McGuire Programme, a not for profit organisation which helps people with stammering problems.

You’ll Never Be Happy, Until You Try, C2C, Happy by Will Stewart
You’ll Never Be Happy, Until You Try, C2C, Happy by Will Stewart

The organisation, which was rebranded by Purpose lent its cyan, black and white colours to the brief.

Sweet Surrender by Andy Hau and Kyle Wilkinson
Sweet Surrender by Andy Hau and Kyle Wilkinson

Theolin says, ‘We also asked them to pick a summery song lyric and bring in a communication theme.’

When the Sun Goes Down by Stuart Watson & Marina Willer
When the Sun Goes Down by Stuart Watson & Marina Willer

Stuart Watson and Marina Willer for example chose to communicate the Arctic Monkeys lyric When The Sun Goes Down in Morse code, which almost reads with stammering effect, ‘as it’s very stop-start’ says Theolin.

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