17th - 19th November 2022


12 Stories Tall

Artist: Harry Murr

Location: Civic Offices, Guildhall Square

Portsmouth, PO1 2AL

All three days

Hand lettered with custom illustrations, these 12 book spines form the stairs leading to Portsmouth’s Central Library. The stack of books crafted and designed by Harry Murr were chosen by the people of Portsmouth through an open poll. To preserve the art of writing and celebrate the beauty of reading We Shine honours a selection of books that have touched the heart of Portsmouth.

Artist Bio:

Portsmouth born designer and letterer Harry Murr studied Graphic Design at Bournemouth Arts University before returning to Southsea to pursue a career as a designer. Creating logos and websites, sign painting and illustrating. Harry specialises in hand lettered pieces using calligraphy and traditional sign painting techniques, explored through paint and pixel.

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