Every time a new shop gets a piece of Leith Late’s Shutter Project art, it seems like the best one yet.
Last weekend, it was the turn of popular local music and book store, Elvis Shakespeare to have their shutters transformed.
The artist who came up with the striking design was Erin McGrath. She is an artist and illustrator whose work often involves designing artwork for bands and gigs so Leith Late thought her style would be a perfect match for the Elvis Shakespeare, where more than the odd live music show has been hosted over the years.
Reportedly, Owner Dave Griffin, pictured above with Erin, was so delighted with the design, that he even offered Erin a place to crash while she installed the artwork!
It’s a timeous intervention as Elvis Shakespeare celebrates its 10th birthday in July next year.
With some help from previous Shutter Project artist Fraser Gray, the work took three days to complete. Erin started on Friday the 8th of August and finished it on Sunday the 10th.
Morvern Cunningham of Leith Late said: “I’m delighted with the latest artwork in The Shutter Project. Erin’s design has completely transformed the shop and looks fantastic. Elvis Shakespeare is a real cultural institution in Leith, supporting local artists and regularly hosting instore gigs, so it’s great to give a little back and celebrate the shop for all the great things it does in the local community.”
Incidentally, Fraser Gray is also working on a mural for Greener Leith at the Children’s Orchard in Leith Links with Richie Cumming.
Although their work still isn’t complete down at the orchard we did manage to grab a photo of them last time they were down there.
Keep your eyes peeled on Blue Tiger Tattoo as another Shutter Project artwork by Fraser Douglas is currently in progress there.
Elvis Shakespeare photo credit: Eoin Carey Photography