1. “London Stories”.
“Poster artwork inspired by the iconic red bus in London. i have included famous London characters, fiction and non fiction, and have kept to a colour scheme that suits the British flag.”
2. “The Menagerie in the Tower”.
“The Royal menagerie in the Tower brings a wealth of stories from its 600 year chapter in London’s history. I wanted to create an exotic, chaotic and historical scene in a bright contemporary drawing.”
3. “Long Wolf and Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show”.
“Long Wolf, Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show London 1887. Part of American Exhibition, Victoria’s Golden Jubilee. 300 performances, 2.5 million tickets sold. Long Wolf died London, forgotten until 1991.”
4. “No. 7 Ghost Bus.”
“The No. 7 bus haunts the streets of London. When its seen it appears to have no driver or passengers. Cars swerve to avoid it and many drivers have crashed and died in the process. “
5. “Monkey Band at large in Notting Hill 1927.”
“In 1927 An escaped Monkey Jazz band embarked on days of high jinks and mayhem at Latimer Road Metropolitan station. Jumping aboard trains one reached as far as Rugby before capture.”
6. “The Princes in the Tower.”
“An illustration based on the ambiguous manner of the disappearance of Edward V and the Duke of York, and the broken narratives that surround the story.”
7. “Guy Fawkes & Bonfire Night.”
“This illustration captures the story of the famous Guy Fawkes and bonfire night, the composition shows a modern twist, with elements such as public transport and British famous infrastructure.”
8. “Best Pies in London.”
“Be careful if a Fleet Street orphan offers you a pie. For they have been baked by a Mrs Lovett, from meat supplied by her friend, the barber, Sweeney Todd. And the meat? It comes from his customers.”
9. “Parakeets in London.”
“The integration of Parakeets into the London wildlife has been a peculiar story. Their origin still remains a mystery. None the less they bring vibrancy and humour to our London landscape.”
10. “The Lady Bridge.”
“The Waterloo Bridge is reconstructed mostly by ladies during the wars in 1945 while men were doing national service, it has another name called The Lady Bridge.”
11. “Oranges and Lemons.”
“Everyone knows the Oranges and Lemons song but not everyone is familiar with the actual churches - I’ve drawn them all as they are today, in a playful interpretation of the London song.”
12. “Add Your London Story”
“The viewer is invited to add their own story to the rich diversity of London. Children’s building blocks evoke a spirit of ‘play’ and suggest that each addition forms the very fabric of the city.”
13. “The Guardians of the Tower.”
“Illustrating the legend of the Tower of London whose “Guardian” ravens, to this day, protect the tower from falling.”
14. “Frost Fair.”
“The River Thames froze solid 24 times between 1408 and 1814. Sometimes it lasted long enough to hold a fair on the ice, complete with rides, beers, roast ox, and even an Elephant!”
15. “Going to Work”.
“Illustration based on the urban legend that HM the Queen has her own private secret tube station.”
The exhibition is currently on at the London Transport Museum. Find out more and book tickets here.
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