Get out and about with TADO. A series of cheeky Augmented Reality (AR) characters are dotted around locations in Sheffield City Centre. Track them down using your smartphone and a map which can be collected from the gallery.
This is a new AR commission for Playground 2021.
TADO are a pint-sized illustration power-house made up of the inseparable Mike and Katie and their 3 year old daughter Erin.
Based in Sheffield, UK, they create darkly adorable characters and artworks that have delighted and terrorised people for nearly two decades.
The pair began working together in 2002 and quickly became an established name through their cute, quirky and unique style, combined with a good dollop of Yorkshire humour. Their work and characters have spanned projects including fashion and sneaker designs, animations, games, mascots, & large-scale public statues, as well as several international solo exhibitions.
They particularly enjoy working with the innovative Artfelt initiative at the Sheffield Children’s Hospital, producing artwork and installations for their ground-breaking care facilities.
Everything Mike and Katie do is produced in total collaboration – whether it be taking turns in drawing, painting, drilling, glueing, scribbling or clicking.
When the pair aren’t scribbling away, they enjoy riding bikes, collecting all manner of oddities, and eating ice cream.