In celebration of our fair city, the London Transport Museum is hosting an exhibition that features 100 illustrations inspired by London town. It’s all part of the Association of Illustrators’ annual Prize for Illustration, which chose ‘London places and spaces’ as its theme this year. The selection includes a mix of real and imagined places, including Kew Gardens, Tate Modern and Brockwell Lido as well as some more abstract pieces like a pair of shoes inspired by the London Underground. Each illustration is accompanied by a description of the artist’s inspiration behind the piece. The winning design will be announced on May 13 and reproduced as a poster, which will go on display on the tube.
You can go check it out from May 15, which coincides with a Friday Late evening opening as part of Museums at Night, so as well as these lovely illustrations there will be loads of other cool stuff going down. Grab yourself a Pimm’s and chill out in the indoor mini park, create a pop-out postcard of an iconic London building or listen to a free talk about places and spaces in London.
The Prize for Illustration: London Places and Spaces will be on at the London Transport Museum in Covent Garden from May 15 to September 6 2015.