This blog documents the journey behind the ‘Sheffield Says’ interactive printing installation at Moor Market.

The blog was started by the Graphic Design graduate team Naomi and Antonia to record the evolution of the project from the initial ideas through to the working outcome

The project started through Sheffield Hallam’s Catalyst project programme. The project aim is the development of a create a strategy for connecting the Market with the art and design community in Sheffield, how might it become a space that fosters new work and is seen as a place for creative voices.

The project has developed into an interactive installation in the form of a giant letter ‘S’ located at the heart of Moor Market. In the form of a giant letter S sculpture, title ‘Sheffield Says’ it dispenses new and emerging voices in creative arts. The installation developed uses low cost and low-fi printing methods with a bespoke setup and software, in the spirit of openness the software will be available on GitHub in the near future.

The Project Team

Project Lead
Paddy McEntaggart – Senior Lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University

Creative Team
Antonia Hall – Graphic Design Graduate
Naomi Tinker – Graphic Design Graduate      

Software Developer
Dave Chaston – http://caffeinateddave.com

Construction and Installation
IJF Developments – http://www.grp.co.uk

Sheffield Council Liaison
Richard Eyre – Head of City Centre Management

Special Thanks
Rachel Doole – Catalyst Project Officer
Patrick Harrison – Moor Market Committee