Public Works Office
My Giant Colouring Book
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V&A Museum of Childhood
Public Works Office designed this display of Jake and Dinos Chapman's My Giant Colouring Book — a set of 21 etchings that deface join-the-dots illustrations from children's puzzle books to create monstrous creatures and hallucinatory imagery.

To suit the (surprising) location at the V&A Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green, the artwork is hung at a child's eye level. A work bench offers join-the-dots puzzle books for visitors to mis-use and create their own nightmarish scenes.

Coir matting is introduced as a deliberately uncomfortable material. The title of the exhibition is stencilled to the upper surface of one of the partitions, to be viewed from the museum's mezzanine level.
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