Nonsense Alphabet
Knowsley, 2011

The Nonsense Alphabet is an A to Z trail around a new flagship health & leisure centre in Knowsley, Liverpool. Inspired by the Victorian artist and writer Edward Lear who wrote much of his nonsense poetry nearby, the work is a confection of letters from a team of artists, designers and craftsmen combining to create a bespoke alphabet for the building. The modern nonsense was written by the local community, builders and school children.

 

In collaboration with:
A for Ants – Brian Fell & Ted Longley
B for Bees & Butterfly – Beatrice Pedrini
C for Cake – Andy Sawyer & Ted Longley
D for Dinosaur, Dog, Doorbell… – Josh Young & Andy Sawyer
E for Eel – Andy Frost
F for Fizzgiggious Fish – Brian Fell & Ted Longley
G for Gasp – Gordon Young
H for House – Saffron Waghorn
I for Ice crean & Ivy – Saffron Waghorn
J for Jaguar, Jelly & Jellyfish – Josh Young & Andy Sawyer
K for Knowsley – Andy Sawyer
L for Lear – David Smith
M for Mouse – Chris Bailey
N for Nose – Brian Fell & Ted Longley
O for Owl – Owen Cunningham & Ted Longley
P for Penguin & Pizza – Josh Young & Andy Sawyer
Q for Quail – Brian Fell & Ted Longley
R for Rats & Robot – Ana Ospina
S for Spotty, Slipclack, Swimming… – Why Not Associates
T for Thrush – Brian Fell & Ted Longley
U for Umbrella & Undies – Mike Woods
V for Vine – Ian Cooper
W for Watch – Owen Cunningham & Why Not Associates
X for X-ray & Xylophone – Ronnie Heeps
Y for YoYo – Brian Fell & Why Not Associates
Z for Zebra – Owen Cunningham & Andy Sawyer

Client:
Knowsley Council

 

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