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The Art of Ping Pong goes batty for charity

Posted by Nathaniel

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We’ve rolled out The Art of Ping Pong 2014 charity auction, which sees artists and illustrators use bats as their canvas, and we’re delighted that Design Week have featured the project!

“Crispin Finn, Pete Fowler, Alec Doherty and Edward Carvalho-Monaghan are among more than 20 illustrators involved.

This year lots of them have played with the form of the bat, which has become variously a frying pan with an egg in it, a nest of keyboards, a tree bearing ping pong fruits and many other things.

An auction will start here on 31 October and all profits will go to BBC Children in Need.

Before the bats are whisked off to their buyer’s homes, you’ll be able to go and see them at an exhibition, where on 6 November there’s a chance to play ping pong and drink beer. A limited-edition publication will also be made available on the night. It has been printed by Empress Litho on Munken Pure Rough (by Arctic Paper) and includes artist photography by Vanya Du Toit…”

Read the full feature on Design Week

Time for a change in direction

A little update from us at Fivefootsix. 

The fast pace of running Fivefootsix hasn’t given us much time to stop and properly think about the future. However, celebrating our tenth anniversary this year presented an opportunity to both reflect and to look forward. And, after a hugely exciting journey, we’ve taken the decision to bring our current agency operations to a close, allowing us to end things on a high, and turn our attentions to new challenges ahead.

Although we’re sad to say goodbye to Fivefootsix, we are also incredibly proud of what we’ve been able to achieve in that time, and the calibre of clients we’ve worked with. Brands like BBC Children in Need, Ben & Jerry’s, Birley, UEFA and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), as well as our own projects, like The Art of Ping Pong, which will continue to develop.

Most importantly, the last ten years would not have been possible without the support of the hugely talented Fivefootsix team, both past and present.

Thanks to everyone who’s joined us on the journey and been part of that success. Hopefully we’ll have the chance to work with many of you again in the future.

If you can, please join us for some drinks at The Art of Ping Pong 2015 launch event, on November 5th at 7pm at the KK Outlet in Hoxton.

Algy & Mark

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