Between Folds / Railway

Material: LMS (London Midlands and Scottish Railway Company) Time table; 1937 & Nineteenth Century locomotive engravings, William Fenton; 1964.
93 x 142cm.
2011

Between Folds / Railway pairs the repetitive columns of old train timetables with the metallic detail of early locomotive engravings. The mechanical design of the great beasts of Victorian industrialisation emerge from the endless lines and numbers of a past reality – the times that governed people’s lives and movement, forgotten and now superseded. We are left with the careful intricacy of printed typography – the heaviness of bolded numbers and station names, the dots and lines that divide and categorise, the beauty of what is seemingly without meaning.