The Comedy Carpet



How do you honour 1000 comedians and their work? How about spending £2.6m creating 160,000 3-dimensional letters embedded in concrete? Created by artist Gordon Young, with typography by Why Not Associates, the Comedy Carpet is a celebration of comedy on an extraordinary scale. Referring to the work of more than 1,000 comedians and comedy writers, the carpet gives visual form to jokes, songs and catchphrases dating from the early days of variety to the present.