Built from chip-board and replicating a full-size chippy, The Chip Shop is a fully functioning temporary screen printing workshop, serving up words printed on wooden board. It is conceived, built and manned by the . The Chip Shop was a London Word Festival 2010 Commission supported by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation.

The Festival commissioned to make use of all the words submitted to The Chip Shop to create a new poem. The result was ‘The Epic Friday Night Travels of Norman McNorman: A Ballad’. The poem was printed up by the Henninghams in a limited edition of 100.