1 of 100 Illustrations of London Places and Spaces
I recently had the honour of being chosen to feature in the AOI’s Prize for Illustration, a shortlist of 100 talented illustrators. The exhibition is being held at London Transport Museum, and the opening was last night.
The theme for this year’s prize was ‘Places and Spaces’, and some of the places featured included plenty of lesser known points of interest, such as St Saviour’s Dock, Dennis Severs’ House, Abney Park Cemetery and (a favourite of mine) the Horniman Museum.
My illustration was of a far more well-known landmark: the ever lively Piccadilly Circus.
It’s actually one of the first places in London I can remember visiting – the huge statue of the three horses made quite an impact on me as a kiddo, on the rare birthday/Christmas trips we would make to Hamley’s.
Rather than depict Piccadilly as it is – a bustling tourist haven – I decided to reimagine it as a 1960’s B-movie style horror. Featuring…
Another love from my childhood!
The Prize for Illustration 2015: London Places and Spaces exhibition is at London Transport Museum, Covent Garden, and will run from 15th of May to the 6th of September 2015. Entry to the museum costs £16 or £13.50 for concessions (and then you get free access for a 12 month period from the date of purchase!)