Photographic guide to Eleven windsocks for Brunel, installed between November 2019 – May 2020 on the roofs of the original campus buildings (Richard Sheppard Architects, 1969). The photographs include Linnet on the Lecture Centre and Goldfinch on Antonin Artuad.
Brunel University’s campus is three miles from RAF Northolt, and three miles to the proposed site of Heathrow Airport’s third runway. Five-strip windsocks comply with standard FAA aviation specifications, used by pilots to determine wind direction and speed. The standard two-colour design has been modified so that each windsock reflects the plumage of local birds.
Photography and Design Phil Coy
Print production Richard Mitchell
Thanks John Bates, Paul Barret, Stuart Bonney, Alex Byrne, Chris Dundon-Smith, James Ethrington, James Hall, Abby Hammond, Stacey Hatton, Akram Khan, Jenny Laing, Mike Mckinley, Richard Mitchell, Matthew Mesiano, Luke Osbond, Jon Packham, Chris Priestly, Frances Scott, Will Self and Teresa Waller
Bird descriptions courtesy of RSPB
Typeset in Albertus, font designed by Berthold Wolpe, circa 1932.
300 copies with 100 signed and numbered
Printed on 140 gsm uncoated Splendorgel, cover 300 micron Vanguard ‘Bordeaux’.
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First edition published in 2019 © Phil Coy