Just recently, Diesel opened the doors of it’s Manchester store and invited in the creme of local creative talent to decorate it’s walls, in celebration of the launch of the 5th edition of Diesel Wall, an international art contest that continues it’s worldwide tour, reaching four new corners of the planet – Manchester, Barcelona, Zurich and New York.
Manchester artists at the launch of Diesel Wall 2008. (ph: I. Claridge & H. Lynch)
Diesel Wall aims to bring intriguing, inspiring, insightful and inciting contemporary ideas to giant urban canvases in city centres around the world.
Up until July 11th 2008, any creative, inspired person from any country in the world can apply online at dieselwall.com and submit his/her designs for the chance to take part in this new edition of the project…and conquer a Wall!
In Manchester the wall in question belongs to URBIS – an exhibition center which covers photography, design, architecture, music and contemporary art. The deadline for Manchester entries is 18th May 2008.
Four judges will select the winners: Peter Saville, legendary graphic designer famed for his record sleeves for Factory Records artists, notably Joy Division and New Order; Francesca Gavin, Visual Arts Editor of Dazed & Confused; Terry Jones, Founder and Editor of i-D magazine; Pollyanna Clayton-Stamm, Curator at URBIS and Wilbert Das, Diesel Creative Director.
At a time where we are constantly bombarded by messages we didn’t ask to see in a never ending stream of mass produced cerebral pollution, Diesel Wall highlights the need to salvage what public space is left and fill it with something worth saying.