Discussions of a potential Pulp stage return between Jarvis Cocker and Lighting and Set Designer, Douglas Green began amid the maiden Glastonbury appearance of the frontman’s solo project, JARV IS… in 2022. Cocker handed Green a copy of Kevin Foakes’ Wheels of Light: Designs for British Light Shows 1970-1990 and shared his abstract ideas about a huge curtain, a staircase… and an orchestra. “He said it was going to be the final Pulp tour, so he wanted it to be a celebration of everything they have done up until now, and at the same time a completely new and contemporary experience,” Green recalled. “Jarvis is at once a cultural enigma and an encyclopaedia, and one of the things that makes collaborating with him so rewarding is his address book of creative friends. The brilliant film director, Garth Jennings was on board as a Creative Director and equally iconic graphic designer, Julian House joined as Art Director. Along with Rob Sinclair, Leo Flint, Joel Stanley, and everyone else it was humbling to be a part of such a stellar team.”
This article originally appeared in issue #276 of TPi, which you can read here.
Words: Jacob Waite
Photos: Kai Markuske and Amanda Rose