Real Studios injected extra vintage atmosphere and fun at the Goodwood Revival this year (2016), with a quirky and characterful tearoom inspired by the V&A's legendary Britain Can Make It Exhibition of 1946.
September's annual three-day Goodwood Revival event is a celebration of racing's glory days of the 40s, 50s and 60s. Real Studios collaborated with Goodwood and the V&A, whose Britain Can Make It archives inspired Real Studios' pop-up graphics, props, furniture sourcing and styling, making the Tearoom a popular hang-out for vintage lovers of all ages.
Since opening in July, Portsmouth's Rose warship has drawn record numbers of visitors keen to see the remains of this magnificent 16th century warship rendered fully visible for the first time since it was raised from the seabed in 1982. The story of its crew, its construction and dramatic resurrection and restoration are told in a cutting-edge A/V.
Now displayed in the world's largest showcase; part glazed part open on three levels, the boat is brought to life with two sophisticated A/V narratives, one of which projects crew members going about their duties (in peacetime and at war) in the relevant parts of the boat, while the other tells the story of boat's construction, sinking and resurrection. For these, Real Studios collaborated with lighting designer Adam Grater of DHA design, AV designer Graham English and sound designer Peter Key.
Working with Aubrey Powell of Hipgnosis (creative director and curator for Pink Floyd, and designers of Pink Floyd album covers) and Stufish (designers of the band's sets) Real Studios joins the creative team to bring its exhibition expertise to the display of the content of the show - the 350 objects including instruments, hand-written lyrics, posters, drawings, prints and ephemera.
The exhibition opens in May 2017 and runs for 20 weeks.