BT Artbox, London 2012

Client: BT and Childline

Brief: BT celebrating Childline's 25th Anniversary in the year of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee by commissioning 85 artists and designers including Peter Blake, Zaha Hadid and Zandra Rhodes to create something on their famous telephone boxes, which have been recreated in fibreglass. The phone box was originally designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott to commemorate King George V's Silver Jubilee.

The phone boxes were on display for six weeks all over London and then auctioned off to raise money for Childline.

Rebecca Campbell - BT artbox1 Rebecca Campbell - Twitter box2 Rebecca Campbell - BT artbox3
Rebecca Campbell - Twitter
Location: St Martin's Courtyard, 9 Slingsby Place, Covent Garden, WC2E 9AA

With all these famous phone boxes becoming redundant, my idea was to think about recycling. It would make a perfect aviary filled with exotic birds tweeting! As it was a child’s charity I wanted something playful. Even the word Twitter has a double meaning, whilst it describes birds chatting, it is also the latest form of communication. Childline was set up as a way that children could safely communicate.

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