The letter in the public space
For over 20 years, Gordon Young has been working on the border between art, graphic design and typography.
To his credit, he has created dozens of art installations in public spaces, a forest of typographic trees, a Wall of Wishes in a school and a cursing stone in Carlisle. His most ambitious project to date remains the Comedy Carpet, a 2200m² granite typographic pavement of jokes, songs and slogans by comedians and writers on the seafront promenade in Blackpool (northern England).
At the heart of his work are "words". Words that give form to the work of art. Words that seduce, fascinate and amuse the viewer. Gordon is particularly attracted to vernacular typography and the materiality of text in the open air. The result is a visual production that is simple, playful, powerful and poetic...
For 20 years, Gordon Young is still young!
The comedy carpet