Background Bob and his amazing friends

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Background Bob is back!

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Book two is here

That’s right, there’s another Background Bob book. Bigger and bolder than before, this delectable book of art is crammed full of delightful surprises for everyone to enjoy.

Two hundred and fifty artists from around the world have teamed up with Background Bob to create this 2nd unique book.

There are 100 special editions up for grabs too. Each special edition book comes with a postcard hand-painted by Background Bob himself, as well as 20 exclusive printed postcards of last year’s artworks and backgrounds.


Special edition:
£60.00 +P&P SOLD OUT
Includes Background Bob original hand-painted postcard plus 20 exclusive postcards of artworks and backgrounds.

Standard edition:
£15.00 +P&P

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Thanks to the kindness of the artists, 100% of the profits from the book will specifically benefit the Children’s Department at Colchester Hospital.

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About the project so far…

In April 2020, @Background_Bob, and his Dad sat down to do some painting. They knew a few street artists from their love of the art and visiting street art festivals and so posted on Instagram to ask if anyone wanted to collaborate on producing some pieces for a charity auction. Around 250 artists from around the world replied and he hasn’t stopped painting since!

Following a successful art exhibition, selling 1,500 books, an explosive eBay auction of the artwork and other donations, Background Bob raised over £100,000 – wow! We are thrilled to confirm it is being used to redevelop the sensory room and garden at Colchester Hospital’s Children’s Department.

Background Bob 2 is set to be even more exciting. To kick things off there is an all new exhibition at Firstsite, Colchester featuring 100s of joyful collaborations. The exhibition is open from now until Sunday 9 January 2021 and it’s not to be missed.

The 2nd book featuring all 250 collaborations is on sale now and you can order yours today.

Watch this space for brand new merchandising to be released later in the year.

The project came to crescendo in March 2022 with another thrilling eBay auction of all the artworks. The total raised so far is over £150,000!

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If you would like to give a donation to Background Bob’s global phenomenon, you can do that too.

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