Where: Euston Road, NW1
What: Iron gates opening to the courtyard of the British Library. The square brick entrance way to the piazza – known as the Portico – is a rectangular entrance with three examples of lettering: carved lettering on the lintel of the archway; the wrought iron gates with the name “The British Library” repeated in the pattern, and; a stone with carved lettering acting as a memorial to it’s opening.
1_On the lintel: The British Library
2_On the gates: The British Library (repeated)
3_On the memorial stone: The British Library / HRH the Prince of Wales unveiled this stone / 7th December 1982
Artist: David Kindersley and Lida Lopez Cardozo (Cardozo Kindersley workshop).
- Cardozo Kindersley workshop, Cambridge
- David Kindersley’s obituary in the Independent
- Information on the British Library’s listed status at Historic England
- Examples of David Kindersley’s other work reviewed by calligrapher Patricia Lovett
- Atelier design agency discuss the Kindersley legacy and its interaction with design
- A student’s first impression of David Kindersley’s work in his centenary year, from Varsity