Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Travelling Museum of British Invention

After immersing myself in the whaling ways of the nineteenth century I was commissioned to create a couple of exhibits for the Travelling Museum of British Invention

Touring up and down the country and featuring exhibits from various artists, this enchanting museum on a routemaster, showcases the very best of British discoveries throughout the ages. Graphics courtesy of my friend Alice Toe Roche.

I was commissioned by Sing! to create an exhibition piece for the Hypodermic Syringe, invented by Alexander Wood in 1853 after being inspired by the architecture of bee stings. 










 No bees were harmed in the making of this exhibit. Poor endangered bees need all the help they can get. 
THEN

I was asked to create another showcase for Uranus, the discovery of which was made by William Herschel in 1781. (The opportunity for a pun such as this, simply cannot be turned down.)



FUN FACT: William had originally named the planet after his best friend King George. 
This remained the case until other astronomers started poking fun. They decided to rename it UR ANUS. Which they thought was much more sensible...


 




Check out the Travelling Museum of British Inventions, coming soon to a pavement near you! Even Brian May's excited.

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