‘Historic’ by Alisa Lilly Moss
“I moved to London 22 years ago, and now I wouldn’t live anywhere else. I’ve been working for English Heritage, so I knew Historic was my word.”
“Some letters came straight away. There are so many ‘I’s to choose from – Cleopatra’s Needle, Skylon, the Monument – and the H could easily have been the Tower of London or Tower Bridge, but I couldn’t resist the album cover pig. And Battersea Power Station IS historic – it’s a listed building, after all. The time on the clock face (no, it’s not called Big Ben!) is set in honour of the News. And I was pleased to find that the Cutty Sark does indeed sit directly on the south edge of the best S shape on the Thames.
“I tried to cover all different facets of history too – industrial, military, maritime, legal, political, royal, artistic. I didn’t manage to get sport in there though. I think London 2012 counts as part of our city’s great history already, and I originally wanted the C to be the curve of the track at the Olympic Stadium in Stratford. But I wasn’t very good at drawing curves.”
Drop in workshops: 10am – 5pm, 14 & 15 September 2013’London Design Festival Hub
Design Studio, Sackler Centre
London SW7 2RL