In celebration of their 50th Anniversary, The Rolling Stones are collaborating with London’s Carnaby Street for the 2012 Christmas installations.
Carnaby is world famous for its musical heritage, as well as fashion, and this year’s Christmas designs will be a very special project with the Stones.
The Christmas public art will consist of huge 3D spheres suspended throughout Carnaby Street containing gold and silver vinyl records emblazoned with the Stones' iconic artwork and album covers. The Carnaby arches will also be dressed with the Stones’ iconic tongue and lips logo. The outdoor installation tells a visual story from the band’s creation in the 1960s to the present day.
The installations will launch on November 8 and will be in place until January 6, 2013.
In addition, there will be a Rolling Stones pop up shop on Carnaby Street. This will be a curated space that will sell limited edition apparel and prints; a limited edition canvas shopping bag will also be available for Carnaby shoppers.
The Rolling Stones/Carnaby relationship began in the 1960s, when the band would often frequent the shops on Carnaby Street, and just around the corner on Broadwick Street where they rehearsed for their first live shows.
The band recently announced the fall release of a new greatest hits collection to mark their Anniversary.
Due November 12 worldwide (November 13 in North America), “GRRR!” will be available in five different formats, including a three-CD 50-track version and a four-CD super-deluxe version that includes 80 songs.
Learn more about “GRRR!” here.
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