SD3036 : The Comedy Carpet

taken 8 years ago, near to Blackpool, Great Britain

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The Comedy Carpet
The Comedy Carpet
Created by artist Gordon Young, and designed in collaboration with Why Not Associates, the Comedy Carpet is a celebration of comedy on an extraordinary scale. Referring to the work of more than 1000 comedians and comedy writers, the carpet gives visual form to jokes, songs and catchphrases dating from the early days of variety to the present. Sited in front of Blackpool Tower, the 2200 square metre work of art contains over 160,000 granite letters embedded into concrete, pushing the boundaries of public art and typography to their limits.

More information is on the Comedy Carpet Official Website: LinkExternal link

It was unveiled by Ken Dodd in October 2011. BBC News report: LinkExternal link

Controvertially, a portion of the carpet (including the dedication) was destroyed by the council after five months, being deemed unsafe due to the proximity of the tramlines. Guardian report: LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Sunday, 23 June, 2013   (more nearby)
Saturday, 14 June, 2014
Geographical Context
Coastal  Public buildings and spaces 
Primary Subject of Photo
Person (from Tags)
Gordon Young  Ken Dodd 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 3054 3608 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:48.9804N 3:3.3892W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 3053 3606
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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Public Artwork  Comedy Carpet 

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