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Helmut Jacoby, Aerial Drawing of MK

Helmut Jacoby, Aerial Drawing of MK

Helmut Jacoby, Aerial Drawing of MK
A TV advert produced to promote the new town of Milton Keynes.

Helmut Jacoby, Aerial Drawing of MK

Milton Keynes, officially established in January 1967, is acknowledged to be one of the most successful post-war new towns in the UK. A designed city, renowned for its grid road system, roundabouts and concrete cows, it provides a unique context in which to programme international contemporary visual art.


The vision for Milton Keynes was bold and imaginative - to build an exciting new city that would preserve the past and embrace the future. Today, the vision has real substance. Milton Keynes is an attractive, thriving city with a population of approximately 228,400, a successful business community and a varied cultural offer, comprising sport, arts and leisure entertainent, ranging from Glyndebourne Touring Opera at MK Theatre to indoor skiiing on a real snow ski slope. And in July 2010 the city piloted the MK International Festival.


The centre:mk, a sleek modernist building forming the central spine of the city, has recently been accorded Grade II architectural listing status.

During the 1980s, a series of big budget television commercials was commissioned to promote the new city as a great place to live and work.


Watch them here...


Milton Keynes TV Advert: Red Balloon


Milton Keynes TV Advert: The Fisherman


Milton Keynes TV Advert: The Deal


Milton Keynes TV Advert: Central Milton Keynes