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Craig Black Design Releases George Wyllie Inspired Scul?tures

Craig Black Design has released its latest lettering installation - Scul?tures - Inspired by Inverclyde's creative force George Wyllie.

Craig's latest work was created with the help of Ryan Johnston photography and is the latest in a series of works from the multi-talented Inverclyde based designer.  

Craig said:

"George made us notice the things around us, those that were appearing and those that were disappearing. There is a question mark, real or implied, at the heart of Wyllie’s work that acts as a gateway to social, political and philosophical debate. 

"There is never a guarantee within Wyllie’s work, but a question, notably found in the centre of all things."

Above: The George Wyllie Garden? in Gourock

In August 2018, a community garden dedicated to George Wyllie was been officially opened in Shore Street in Gourock – his home of 50 years.

In September 2018, plans were revealed for an iconic building to be built on the banks of the Clyde at Greenock to welcome cruise ship passengers.  The plans, submitted as part of a planning application, are for a new visitor centre, restaurant and gallery at Greenock Ocean Terminal. In addition to the state of the art visitor centre welcoming cruise ship passengers from across the world, the plans also include a purpose built gallery celebrating the works of George Wyllie.

Craig Black has been instrumental in the creation of the Creative Inverclyde forum alongside Riverside Inverclyde which has hosted two events in 2018 with a further event planned for early 2019. 

A video of the Scul?tures creation can be viewed here.

To see more of Craig Black Design's work - click here.

To read George Wyllie's (1921 – 2012) obituary - published in The Guardian - Click here.

Published: 30 October 2018