Creative Review: A Library Full of Dead Trees


3 of 5 stars
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The artist Gordon Young collaborated with famed designers Why Not Associates on these wonderful typographic tree structures for this new library in Crawley, United Kingdom.

“The striking, cracked trees, fourteen in all, are situated throughout the library building and are installed vertically, flush to the floor and ceiling to resemble supporting, structural pillars. Each tree is, in fact, a real oak trunk and displays carved passages of text from literature within the library, the typeface of each passage chosen carefully to suit the nature of the text.”


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