Uplifting, joyful and quirky. Witty is influenced by upbeat design and the New London Fabulous Movement. A celebration of colour in an age of closing borders, simplistic narratives and shrinking horizons, Witty represents a new generation of designers who resolutely seek out beauty, complexity and joy in the face of an adverse political and economic climate.
Often found adorning the exterior of many urban buildings, the designs celebrate multi culturalism and diversity and encourage passers by to feel upbeat and positive. One of the main expressions of the movement is Happy Street by Yinka Ilori, an interactive installation in Battersea, London, including 16 different colours inspired by colour theory and chosen for happiness and well-being.
“This year more than ever, we all need a good dose of optimism and a bit of cheering up And this is exactly what this trend is all about Bright, colourful, cheerful, and full of joy Witty creates walls to lift our spirits up and put a smile on our faces It is also a celebration of creativity and diversity.”
A celebration of colour in an age of closing borders, simplistic narratives and shrinking horizons. 16 different colours inspired by colour theory and chosen for happiness and well-being.