Graffiti Kings Darren Cullen teams up with Star Wars
BB-8 from Star Wars: The Force Awakens is being re-designed by celebrities, Star Wars cast members & artists to celebrate all things Great about Britain in a new art project in support of Star Wars:
Force for Change and Great Ormond Street Hospital. The finished collection of BB-8s will be on display to the public in an exhibition at 46 Mortimer Street Gallery from 19-21 April to celebrate the Blu-ray and DVD release of the film.
Stars of The Force Awakens, Daisy Ridley and John Boyega, are lending their artistic talents to design their very own BB-GR8’s, along with Star Wars legacy film stalwarts Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels and Warwick Davis who have each contributed a design.
UK personalities and Star Wars fans Simon Pegg, Paddy McGuinness, band of the moment Years and Years and British Olympic sporting hero Nicola Adams have all awakened their artistic flair to get involved in the project. A huge range of artists up and down the UK, including graffiti artists, jewellers, ceramic artists, typography specialists, embroiderers and sculptors, have each worked on their re-interpretations of BB-8 using an incredible array of materials to celebrate a particular area of Great British culture including music, food, sport, art, tourism and technology.