Typographic Trees
Crawley Library, 2009

For the new library designed by architects Penoyre and Prasard, Gordon has created a ‘forest’ of oak columns which are sited throughout the library and installed from floor to ceiling like supporting pillars. Workshops with users of the library were held by artist Anna Sandberg to gather information on people’s favourite books, places and memories. Using this generated content, Gordon worked with typographers Why Not Associates to design the columns. Each of the fourteen solid oak columns reflect different subjects from the gothic to the romantic and are sited in relevant locations within the library.

 

In collaboration with:
Typography – Why Not Associates
Implementation – Russell Coleman
Community engagement – Anna Sandberg

Client:
West Sussex County Council

 

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