Projects

Le boulevard de banni

Client:

Common

Creatives:

Roy McCarthy

Zoë Byrne

My role:

Illustrator

Le Boulevard de Banni is a fictional street in an undisclosed location, and it is home to a number of most unusual characters. Raoul Da Silva is both dog walker and assassin; Artur Odermatt is the leader of a feared gang of ruthless outlaws, whilst maintaining a day job as a launderette operator; Purissima Harkleroad is the proprietor of a doll's hospital with a difference and Ludwig Kratz keeps the peace in his own special way.

 

Each resident is under the considerable influence of one Herr Franck Muller, a master illusionist and all round helpful chap. He is the main character in "The Master of Complications", a book and exhibition of illustrated stories. For this exhibition Zoë & I painted directly on to the walls of Common, in Manchester's Northern Quarter.

 

We used the Northern Quarter's ornate industrial buildings as the inspiration for the shops and residences in Le Boulevard de Banni. Zoë photographed the shops, offices and warehouses and we reimagined them as the homes of Herr Muller and his cohort.

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Exhibition

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Contact

Küla Studio

46D Jamaica Street

Liverpool

L1 0AF

 

Call 07403 175 505

Email mccarthyroy@hotmail.com

Studio hours

Currently working remotely

 

Mon - Wed 09.00 - 17.00

Thur - 09.00 - 20.00

Fri - 09.00 - 16.00

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