Exhibition: The Poster Prize for Illustration 2019: London Stories

This exhibition runs from Fri, 8th Feb 2019 to Sun, 14th Jul 2019. See all dates

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

Wed,
22nd May 2019  
(10am - 6pm)
Thu,
23rd May 2019  
(10am - 6pm)
Fri,
24th May 2019  
(10am - 6pm)
Sat,
25th May 2019  
(10am - 6pm)
Sun,
26th May 2019  
(10am - 6pm)
Mon,
27th May 2019  
(10am - 6pm)
Tue,
28th May 2019  
(10am - 6pm)

Cost: £12


An exhibition featuring 100 illustrations and celebrates one of the world’s greatest cities – London – revealing some of the fascinating tales of London life past and present.

From urban myths, historic events and remarkable characters, to daily lives and adventurous animals, the exhibition offers new perspectives and insights into the cultural history and heritage of London. London Stories reveals the wealth of real and fictional tales and events inspired by, or having taken place in London, and embraces the quirky, amusing and bizarre as well as the day to day aspects of life in the capital.

The illustrated stories include the Cross Bones Graveyard, a ghost bus, St Pineapple’s Cathedral, the Faceless Woman of Becontree, and the baffling story of an intrepid rabbit travelling alone on London Underground. From Tottenham Marshes and Tooting Lido to Kew Gardens and the Empire Windrush arriving at Tilbury Docks, the exhibition is inspirational for both the savviest of Londoners and those wanting to learn more about the real and fictitious stories and events that give London its identity.

The 100 illustrations are the shortlisted entries in a competition organised by the Association of Illustrators (AOI) in partnership with London Transport Museum. Artists were invited to create an illustration that visually captures a well-known or obscure London narrative; stories that are contemporary or historical, real or imagined. Over 1,500 illustrations were submitted by professionals and students from around the world. The London Stories exhibition will showcase 100 of the best which were chosen by an independent panel of judges made up of experts from the art and design world.


Contact and Booking Details

More information at this website.

No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.


Location

London Transport Museum,

Covent Garden Piazza, London,
WC2E 7BB

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