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Talk : Gordon Young : Words and stuff

TypeTalks February lecture given by Gordon Young, one of the UK’s leading artists in field of public art and partner with the Why Not Associates on the making of the Comedy Carpet, an award-winning typographic pavement in Blackpool, UK.
What Environmental lettering
When Feb 12, 2015 from 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM

Registration opens 1730, talk commences 1800

Birmingham City University
P350 Lecture Theatre, Parkside Building
5 Cardigan Street, Birmingham B4 7BD

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Gordon Young : Words and stuff

Gordon Young is one of the UK’s leading artists in the field of public art. With over 20 years experience he has created projects as diverse as a series of 20m sculptural/climbing walls in Blackpool, a forest of typographic trees in Crawley Library, a Wall of Wishes in a Bristol school, and a cursing stone in Carlisle. Gordon’s latest and most ambitious project to date is the Comedy Carpet, an 1,880m2 granite typographical pavement made up of jokes, songs and catchphrases of comedians and writers which will be permanently installed on the new promenade in front of Blackpool Tower. Gordon has a collaborative approach to working and has built up over the years strong and fruitful relationships with a diverse range of people from architects, landscape architects, graphic designers and engineers to foresters, cyclists, librarians, ornithologists, historians and code breakers. Public art is not only about ideas and concepts, it is also about delivering on time, in budget and of the highest quality. Gordon has a close and committed team of artists and producers and together they have a proven track record in realising ambitious projects of the highest quality within given timescales and budgets.

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