A long-term fascination with words, fonts and fairgrounds came together 5 years ago when I made a papier-mache sign for my wedding. And it sparked something in me!
I pretty much dropped what I was doing at the time and launched Show Pony, hand-making custom and entirely bespoke signs for galleries, events and individuals. And I love it.
I create illuminated artworks & fairground-inspired signs, often embellished with gold leaf and fitted with glass lightbulbs. Recently I’ve also been working with prints. I work from my home studio by the seaside, mostly at bizarre hours, and often fuelled by a lot of coffee (I have a toddler!).
I like to work with empowering and positive words, it’s uplifting, and I believe in the positive impact it has to see them every day. Especially in the home.
All designs are copyright © Meg Tait, Show Pony
2016. Solo show, STAN Gallery, Margate
2017. Group show at OXO Tower, London
2017. Artist feature, She Is Fierce Magazine (print)
2017. Collaboration in print, Caboodle Magazine
2018. Artist feature, Caboodle Magazine (print)
2018. Dynamite Gallery, Brighton
2019. Commission for James Martin’s Saturday Morning, itv
2020. Feature as ‘Hero-piece’, Not On The Highstreet advert
2009 – 2019. Co-founder and creative director at Merrimaking.
2015 – present.