The Comedy Carpet: A Homage to the Hilarious with 160,000 Granite Letters

Gordon Young and Why Not Associates designed this amazing, large scale Comedy Carpet situated in front of the Blackpool Tower, UK, and references the work of more than 1,000 comedians.

The carpet, inspired by playbills and classic fliers, is 2,200m2 and contains more than 160,000 cut granite letters embedded into concrete and finished with a glossy top.

The process shots are pretty awesome too. Can you image hand-setting something at such a large scale?

The £2.6m Comedy Carpet, commissioned by Blackpool Council, is part of a multi-million pound regeneration of the sea front and was funded by CABE (Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment) as part of it’s Sea Change program.

Via Eye Blog

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Hi, I'm Jessica. I'm a Designer and Writer at Drawbackwards and write for the Design Blog at I enjoy vintage things, letterpress, publication design, and long walks around the Cesar Chavez Park pond. You can follow me on twitter at @jessdoodled for lots of fun randomness.

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