Lost Destination: Birmingham Central Library
Designed by John Madin, Birmingham Central Library (or the Ziggurat as it is also affectionately known) opened in January 1974 and was for a time the largest regional library in Europe. In 2010–11 it was the second most visited library in the UK with over a million visitors. It was closed in June 2013 and, despite attempts by English Heritage to list the building, demolition began in 2015.
Part of our Lost Destination series of prints which takes inspiration from the iconic travel posters of the first half of the 20th century. They celebrate the unique but often forgotten beauty of buildings that in their heyday were destinations in their own right, but have since been either immersed in the everyday or demolished.
Concept and art direction by Dorothy and illustration by Steve Millership.
- 5 colour litho print
- 120gsm uncoated art paper
- H60 x W80cm