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Gemma Tickle: Pop! Window Installation, photograph by Catherine Losing

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Set Design: Gemma Tickle makes balloons like you’ve never ever seen them!

Welcome to the strange universe of Gemma Tickle – where balloons are square, hexagonal and cylindrical, where they’re as big as a person, and where they never, ever deflate. Her window installation for London boutique Darkroom plays with the kind of things you might expect of your favourite party favourites and makes them into the exact opposite, in an installation that’s as playfully funny as it is aesthetically pleasing. What’s more, Gemma’s on the site not once but twice this week, in a perhaps-never-before-seen double whammy of a celebration of her creativity, and the best possible demonstration of how great we think she is. Which is very great! Surreal and abstract and a bit weird, and all the things we like to see in a set designer. Woo! Go Gemma!

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Gemma Tickle: Pop! Window Installation, photograph by Catherine Losing

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Gemma Tickle: Pop! Window Installation, photograph by Catherine Losing

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Gemma Tickle: Pop! Window Installation, photograph by Catherine Losing

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Gemma Tickle: Pop! Window Installation, photograph by Catherine Losing

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Gemma Tickle: Pop! Window Installation, photograph by Catherine Losing

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Gemma Tickle: Pop! Window Installation, photograph by Catherine Losing