Letter: Churlish view of city's public art

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The Independent Online
Sir: What a pity the excellent and comprehensive Chris Arnot ('Shocks to the civic system', 11 August) omitted to mention the typeface designer John Baskerville, whose memorial in the form of six concrete blocks also inhabits Birmingham's new piazza. Perhaps, like me, Mr Arnot is short and needs a bunk-up to see that the tops of these blocks bear the six (reversed) typefaces that spell 'Virgil'. We owe as much of our forward march to print as to culture, industry and trade.

Yours faithfully,

PAUL CLARK

Birmingham

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