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In London’s Underground, Mark Wallinger’s Labyrinth

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jun 19, 2014 01:01 AM
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by Promila Shastri last modified Jun 18, 2014

270 compositions comprise a mammoth creative output, by any measure, but British artist Mark Wallinger has no problem with tall orders. Commissioned last year by the London Underground to create an installation commemorating the subway system’s 150th anniversary, Wallinger answered with Labyrinth, a series of 270 graphic illustrations, each a — Continue reading …




 

 

Screen shot 2014-06-18 at 10.53.41 AM270 compositions comprise a mammoth creative output, by any measure, but British artist Mark Wallinger has no problem with tall orders. Commissioned last year by the London Underground to create an installation commemorating the subway system’s 150th anniversary, Wallinger answered with Labyrinth, a series of 270 graphic illustrations, each a stylized replication of the system’s network of 270 maze-like stops.

Assigned to a wall of its respective station, each circular pattern—echoing the London Underground’s famous roundel logo—is unique to each stop’s subterranean design, but is marked by a common, instantly recognizable, visual language. Printed on enamel, and outlined in relief, each Labyrinth induces riders to run their fingers over its maze of lines, beginning at a spot marked by a red ‘x.’ We’re only surprised that no one has felt motivated enough to walk away with one of these handsome pieces altogether.Screen shot 2014-06-18 at 10.56.17 AMScreen shot 2014-06-18 at 11.01.54 AMScreen shot 2014-06-18 at 10.55.42 AMScreen shot 2014-06-18 at 10.55.19 AMScreen shot 2014-06-18 at 11.09.10 AMScreen shot 2014-06-18 at 10.54.54 AM Images: Transport for London


 

 

 
 
 

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