Last Chance To See: The Art Of Lost Words

By Londonist Last edited 109 months ago
Last Chance To See: The Art Of Lost Words

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Nubvigant by SPIN
On display at a refurbished Victorian gymnasium opposite London's St Pancras Station, The Art of Lost Words features original work from some of the UK’s best-known and emerging designers and illustrators — all responding to the theme of forgotten words.

47 participants have chosen from a list of the dictionary’s lovely but little-known words, with an open brief to create an original work inspired by their choice. Participants range from designers such as SPIN, Why Not Associates, Jonathan Ellery, Alan Kitching, NB: Studio and Kate Gibb, to artists Sam Winston, Ceri Amphlett, Russell Mills and Andy Smith. Each of the invited participants works with interpreting words on a daily basis. Their responses reflect the diversity of media in which they create, and include letterpress, silkscreen, laser-cut objects, artist books and animation.

Works and the words that inspired them will be on display until 6pm today but available to peruse and purchase on an ongoing basis from the event website. Proceeds from the sale of work will go towards the National Literacy Trust.

By Rebecca Pohancenik

The Art of Lost Words @ The German Gymnasium NW1 2TB open till 6pm today. If you miss this, you can of course get your wordy fix at the London Word Festival.

Last Updated 09 March 2009

Jane

Thanks for letting me know about this. I went along this afternoon and found it really interesting. A few of the pieces were really inspirational.
I am going to make it my mission to use a few of these words that we are apparently losing in the vain hope that I can save them.
And what a shame today was the last day... I could have recommended to lots of designer friends who would have loved it. I shall be sending them the link.