Andy Altmann

Dinner for One?

TYPO Berlin 2012 sustain | Friday, 18 May | 7:00 pm | TYPO Hall | English

Created by artist Gordon Young, and designed in collaboration with Why Not Associates, the Comedy Carpet is a celebration of British comedy on an extraordinary scale. 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 2,200m² work of art contains over 160,000 granite letters embedded into concrete, pushing the boundaries of public art and typography to their limits. Why Not Associates co-founder Andy Altmann will present the sometimes not so funny story of the five year journey that led to it’s creation.


Andy Altmann

On leaving the Royal College of Art in 1987 Andy Altmann (born 1962) formed the multi disciplinary design group Why Not Associates with fellow graduates Howard Greenhalgh and David Ellis. In over 20 years of experience Andy has worked on projects ranging from exhibition design to postage stamps via advertising,…

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