Here is a sneak preview of ‘The Voyage’ in production …. hot off the press!
This epic scaled stone seat over 50m long [160ft] – stretching the full length of the Cunard building – will be opened on Liverpool waterfront on 02nd July by the Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Councillor Roz Gladden and the Captain of Queen Elizabeth, Inger Klein Olsen (first ever female captain of a Cunard ship). The seat is inset with ‘The Voyage’ – a specially designed piece of artwork with beautiful and unique bronze illustrations and typography inspired by the fascinating history of Cunard.
Commissioned by Amey for Liverpool City Council – the work has been designed by ourselves and our great friends at Smiling Wolf.
It will be the stunning centre-piece of the newly completed public realm area built by local contractor King Construction, providing a high quality landscape setting befitting the Grade II* listed Cunard Building, one of Liverpool’s world famous three Graces.
‘The Voyage’, starting in 1839 and stretching to the present day, recounts some of the defining moments in the epic Cunard story during a period when Liverpool was considered as the gateway to the world.
From Nova Scotia to New York and the Mauretania to the Queen Mary; ‘The Voyage’ explores a company who had an immeasurable impact on the city’s culture and its people.
A big thanks to everyone involved from the following companies whose hard work and dedication has made this project possible :_
Liverpool City Council
More exciting news and images to follow in the next few days….so watch this space!