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The Bower of Bliss

Contributed by Production Type on Dec 9th, 2019. Artwork published in
October 2018
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    The Bower of Bliss 1
    Source: https://www.instagram.com Art on the Underground. License: All Rights Reserved.

    InProgress (Production Type) is used for a site-specific installation at Southwark station, London, commissioned by Art on the Underground from British artist Linder.

    Linder created a 85 meter long piece of photomontage titled The Bower of Bliss, which “is a poetic euphemism for birthplace, for womb, for place of origin.” It’s displayed as street-level billboards that wrap around the entire façade of the station.

    The typography employs several of the special features included in InProgress, like the underlined glyphs in the lowercase, or the discretionary ligatures (e.g. for HO, OR, EE, AR, TH, ER), some of which take the form of stacked letters (DE). The Bower of Bliss is on view until January 2020.

    The Bower of Bliss 2
    Source: https://art.tfl.gov.uk Art on the Underground. Photo: Thierry Bal. License: All Rights Reserved.
    The Bower of Bliss 3
    Source: https://www.instagram.com Art on the Underground. License: All Rights Reserved.
    The Bower of Bliss 4
    Source: https://www.instagram.com Art on the Underground. License: All Rights Reserved.
    The Bower of Bliss 5
    Source: https://www.instagram.com Art on the Underground. License: All Rights Reserved.
    The Bower of Bliss 6
    Source: https://www.instagram.com Art on the Underground. License: All Rights Reserved.
    The Bower of Bliss 7
    Source: https://www.instagram.com Photo: Thierry Bal. License: All Rights Reserved.
    The artwork is announced via a poster that is displayed in every London Underground station.
    Source: https://art.tfl.gov.uk Art on the Underground. Photo: Thierry Bal. License: All Rights Reserved.

    The artwork is announced via a poster that is displayed in every London Underground station.

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    2 Comments on “The Bower of Bliss

    1. The designer (and the one who picked the typeface) is Kajsa Ståhl.

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