Walk of Art 2
Cast in iron this project builds on the original and much-loved Walk of Art created at YSP in 2002. The artwork will form the entrance to the new visitor centre that is due to open in 2019. As a fundraising initiative supporters can have their names immortalised in the path to be enjoyed by future generations.
Find out more here
“Radioactive waste can remain dangerous to humans for 100,000 years. Nations with nuclear power are building underground storage facilities to permanently house it, but how might they mark these sites for future generations…”
Gordon has presented a documentary for BBC Radio 4.
It will be broadcast on Thursday 2nd March at 11.30am
Listen to it here
Trading Words documents the creation on Gordon’s latest public artwork at London Dock, Wapping. An accompanying exhibition at Counter House runs until 30th April 2017.
9 Arrival Square
London E1W 2AA
Open: Monday – Sunday 10.00 – 18.00
The Comedy Carpet has a mention in an article featured on the Design Council’s website. Written by Wayne Hemingway it considers ‘generous’ design and why it doesn’t take ‘starchitects’ or big pots of money to create inspiring public places.
“Remarkable examples of beautiful and truly generous design are popping up all around the world. By generous, I mean places designed for people to use, enjoy and improve – at no cost and for no profit…”
On the Comedy Carpet…
“This is urban design and art in the landscape working together in a seamless and perfect fashion. It celebrates kitsch, history and modernity, and has something for all tastes.
Visitors love the Comedy Carpet and they cannot stop photographing it and talking about it. Just look it up on Twitter or flickr or Google images, it is staggering how many images you’ll see. Bingo – success.”
Type Spaces – Typography in Three Dimensional Spaces has been published by Basheer Graphic books in Singapore. It features various projects including The Comedy Carpet, Walk of Art and Pobl + Machines.
Aesthetics City – Power Station of Art, Shanghai
Gordon has taken part in Aesthetics City at Shanghai’s Power Station of Art. The theme of this years event was centred around advocating the use of design to realise more creative lives and the use of aesthetics to build an ideal city. Gordon gave a lecture on his recent projects and exhibited along side a group of internationally renowned artists and designers. Click or swipe the image to see more photos.
The Comedy Carpet book
The Comedy Carpet, Blackpool: The Making of a World Class Monument to Comedy has been published by Booth-Clibborn. The 208 page book documents the making of the largest work of public art in Europe with an essay by Gordon and best-selling author Graham McCann. Click/swipe the image to see more.
Lettering Large: The Art and Design of Monumental Typography
The Comedy Carpet and Cursing Stone have been featured in Lettering Large: The Art and Design of Monumental Typography by Steven Heller and Mirko Ilic. The book published by Monacelli Press in New York explores monumental typography in the environment with projects culled from throughout the world.