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the larkin trail

manchester-based studio ‘united creatives’ have installed a series of 25 hand-painted typographical signs around the city of hull in the UK to mark the 25th anniversary of celebrated poet philip larkin’s death and his attachment to the city

as quoted from the original article from the ‘design week’ website: …the signs each mark a key Larkin site. Some, such as the University Library, where he worked as a librarian for 30 years, are obvious, while others, like the Marks & Spencer store on Whitefriargate that inspired his poem The Large Cool Store, are appealingly banal. Each sign provides information about Larkin and his work and explains his links to the city. Put together, the signs tell the story of Larkin the poet, the librarian, the jazz fan and the lover…

m / 13-05-2011 07:55 - tags: , , ,  

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