TINKER TAYLOR have been proud to call Birmingham’s former industrial centre, Digbeth, home for the last 8 years. We are currently based at Fazeley Studios, a fascinating building made up of an old 19th century Unitarian Chapel and a series of 1920’s factory buildings. This amalgamation of seemingly contrasting features really sums up Digbeth and its charm and here at TINKER TAYLOR we are glad that the area is finally getting the recognition it deserves.
Last October, Digbeth was named as THE coolest area in the UK, beating the likes of Brixton and Shoreditch to the top spot. And this week Digbeth hit the press once more when it was named as the location for one of the Guardians best art trails in the UK.
Its place in the list was thanks to the amazing street art that fills almost every blank wall in the area. Digbeth was formerly the industrial heart of the city during the 19th century. Over the last decade the influx of creativity and community into the area mean that old factory walls and blue brick railway arches have been given a new lease of life and tourists from all over the world flock to photograph the amazing art on display.
Digbeth is a fantastic area for our video content agency as its very nature inspires creativity. Walking past beautiful artwork on your way into the office does put you into the creative mindset and it was this very mindset that inspired one of our recent projects.
TINKER TAYLOR enlisted local street artist Panda to create a 12m tall mural of TT's sponsored Wasps player Lima Sopoaga, on the walls of Digbeth’s famous Custard Factory. The artwork and the accompanying film perfectly sum up the essence of Digbeth home to TINKER TAYLOR, and personifies our belief in being creative and making your mark.
Local graffiti artist Panda says: “It’s got such a special mix of art: graffiti, of course, but also film locations, quirky shops, and architecture – I love it.”