October saw the Illuminating York Festival visit the city for the second year running with Wood Richardson supporting the cause. Angus McArthur of Snow Home ran a project to install beautiful ceramic bunny lights in 50 shop windows around the city and Sales Manager Simon Pirie was invited to create a piece for the project.
“There were lots of well-known York artists and creatives working on the bunnies, so I was feeling the pressure to come up with something that could sit alongside such illustrious company,” said Simon. “Inspiration came from the classic Penguin book series. I decided to mimic the famous logo with a black and white bunny version and playfully altered some classic titles such as ‘The Hoppit’ and ‘Hucklebunny Finn’. The classic books theme was a perfect fit to represent us as printers and I really enjoyed creating the bunny light.”
Wood Richardson also printed 5000 bunny bingo cards as part of the project which were all collected by children searching for bunnies around York. Many of the finished bunnies were later auctioned on eBay to raise money for two local charities; St Leonard’s Hospice and SNAPPY. We are delighted that Simon’s bunny got 30 bids and raised a total of £155. Over £2000 was raised for charity from the auction. A job well done all round.