Trading Words,
London Dock, Wapping, London, 2017

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Trading Words is a typographic pavement trail at the London Dock development in Wapping, East London. The artwork is situated at Gauging Square, an area which will comprise of shops, bars and restaurants and is just a part of the 7.5 acres of new public space at London Dock.

The trail’s text explores the historical ledgers of the imports and exports at the docks during it’s time in operation from 1805 to 1968. Items cited in the artwork include Elephants’ Teeth, Lucifer, Bear’s Grease, Sounding-boards, Goats’ Beards, Dragons Blood and Shurff just to name a few.

 

In collaboration with:
Research, Typography & Illustration – Why Not Associates
Production – Sawyerworks Ltd
Installation – Joseph Bradley Builders

Client:
St George

 

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