We’ve all got our own experiences of the fantastic Jubilee Pool in Penzance. Mine revolves around skinny dipping but that’s another story. The fantastic Young Replicant has directed the equally fantastic xx at Cornwall’s historic art deco landmark. The video is part of The Creators Project, a collaboration between Intel and Vice. Go and check it out, they have some great stuff on there.
Its a busy time in the studio – a new year and new faces!
Welcome to Tamsyn, who’s just joined us as a Junior Designer. She’s recently graduated from University College Falmouth and we’re really excited about all that she’s going to bring to Nixon. And a farewell to Chris, our latest placement student, also from UCF.
Thanks UCF for producing such brilliant design heads!
I first swam in the Jubilee Pool in Penzance one misty summer’s day in the late 80′s. I’ve been a fan ever since and whilst the temperature of the water can be bracing to say the least, I still believe that it remains one of the most elegant places to swim anywhere in the UK. The building itself is a rare survivor from the 1930′s, a time when mention of a heated indoor pool would be considered a distant technological breakthrough. Penzance was one of many seaside resorts that invested in these modernist marvels known as lidos and they attracted visitors in their droves.
I’ve been chair of the Friends of Jubilee Pool now for more years than I care to remember, and last year came up with the idea of hiding the unsightly hoarding covering a derelict part of the pool with this image of the pool opening in May 1935. Amazingly I scanned this photo from an old postcard, enlarging it from A6 to over 60 feet long. I was delighted with the results, so much so that I’ve just put it up again with the help of Toby and my neighbour Rick. Thanks to both of them and Jaime from 2020 Displays for producing the final image. Visit the pool this summer and see it for yourself- there’s also some stunning flags by local artist Lucy Birbeck which are worth the trip to Penzance alone. www.jubileepool.co.uk
We’re on the look out for a senior designer that’s experienced in digital design. Are you out there, reading this right now? Check out our job description online and give us a tinkle if you’re keen. We’ve got some space for the right person…
We’ve just designed and built this site for Visit Cornwall – ilovecornwall.com – a true online community where visitors and locals can find inspiration and information about all the brilliant things Kernow has to offer. Let us know what you think!