Jay Brooks created the joyously hair raising images for the campaign to promote The Slide, the new thrill ride at the Orbit tower at the QE Olympic Park. It is the ultimate helter-skelter twisting and turning around the tower, dropping 178 meters in 40 seconds. Time Out has already named it as their number one thing to do this year!
Here’s some more stuff about The Slide:
Visitors will descend the world’s highest and, at 178m, the world’s longest tunnel slide, as they travel down the UK’s tallest public artwork, they’ll pass through light and dark sections with London’s dramatic skyscape whizzing by!
In the 40-second trip, visitors will circle around the ArcelorMittal Orbit 12 times as they weave their way through the famous loops and curves of the iconic structure, including a tight corkscrew section names the ‘bettfeder’ – after the German word for ‘bedspring’ – and end with a 50m straight run back down to earth!
The ArcelorMittal Orbit has been enthralling visitors since the London 2012 Games with it’s spectacular views of the London skyline and we know that you’ll love the new hair-raising slide experience so much that you’ll want to relive it, and you can! For just an additional £5 you can head straight back to the top and calm your nerves with the spectacular London skyline, before taking position and riding the slide once again! To be sure of your repeat descent, you can book an extra slide in advance once you’ve bought your initial combined ticket by calling 0333 800 8099 with your booking reference number.
The Slide was created by Belgian artist Carsten Höller at the invitation of Sir Anish Kapoor, designer of the ArcelorMittal Orbit. It is a unique collaboration between two of the world’s leading artists and a major new art installation for London, as well as yet another reason to visit Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park – fast becoming London’s most exciting playground!
Pip has shot the ‘cover art’ for ‘Perspective’ the new album from the band Lawson, out on 8th July on Polydor Records. The shoot also provided the images for the two singles ‘Money and ‘Where My Love Goes’ that have come from the album. This is Pip’s second outing with the band, he shot the cover for ‘Chapman Square’ their previous release.
See more of Pip’s music work here.