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Upfest and Aardman join together to celebrate Morph's 40th Birthday

Aardman has joined forces with Upfest to mark Morph's 40th birthday.

CHEO, well-known Bristol street artist, was approached by the Bristol-based animation studio and his graffiti sketch of Morph will be sprayed live at the festival in July.

I’m so happy that Morph will be taking part in Upfest this year – it’s a fantastic local event celebrating the creativity at the heart of Bristol. And I love CHEO’s version of Morph, it fits so well with his artistic and mischievous nature!

– Peter Lord, Aardman Creative Director and co-creator of Morph
The graffiti sketch of Morph has been unleashed today. Credit: Plaster Creative Communications

Since launching in 2008, Upfest has become Europe's largest live street art festival. Now in its ninth year, organisers are expecting over 30,000 visitors and have set up a crowdfunding page to raise money for the running of the free event.

We are very honoured to be working with Aardman to celebrate Morph's 40th birthday at Upfest 2017 by bringing together two of Bristol’s most famous exports – Aardman and street art.

– Stephen Hayles, Upfest founder and gallery owner
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