The Earth
With Her Crowns

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The Earth With Her Crowns, Laura Cannell, vinyl design
The Earth With Her Crowns, vinyl design, front cover
The Earth With Her Crowns, vinyl design, back cover
The Earth With Her Crowns, vinyl design, back cover
The Wapping Project
Vinyl design , Side-A
Vinyl design , Side-A
Vinyl design , Side-B
Vinyl design , Side-B
The Wapping Project, Laura_Cannell performance
The Wapping Project, Laura_Cannell performance

The Earth With Her Crowns

The Earth With Her Crowns

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The Earth With Her Crowns is an album by the composer and performer, Laura Cannell which was commissioned by The Wapping Project. The set of ten tracks was improvised and recorded in single takes in Wapping Hydraulic Power Station. It is the final project in response to the iconic building that defined The Wapping Project’s commissioning for over two decades.

Our design responded to the music and to a text shared by the artist, which described the power station as a “Waters Deep Cathedral” in which “winter light [cascades] upon exposed bricks and marked concrete.” The rough ochre material acts as a reminder of the rust and bricks evoked by Cannell. The typeface echoes the industrial structure of the building, its colour referencing the patina of the power engines and the green traditional British tiles inside the station.

2019