Illustrator Quentin Blake has created a new illustration as part of the London is Open Campaign. The image will be used on posters to appear in over 240 stations across the tube network from Friday (11 August). Art on the Underground, who commissioned the work, says that the illustration “encapsulates Sir Quentin Blake’s view of the vibrancy and open spirit of London, encouraging children and families to enjoy all the capital has to offer over summer.”
“I did a drawing last year for the ‘London is Open’ evening at the Science Museum” says the artist. “So when I heard that there was an invitation for artists to put forward proposals to publicise the same idea this year, I put everything else aside and did it immediately.”
The poster forms part of a wider campaign that will celebrate the events, sights and shows across London this summer. Last year the London is Open campaign saw works by the likes of Jeremy Deller, Mark Titchner and David Shrigley distributed for free at tube stations across the city.
- How can we connect young, diverse talent with the agencies who crave it?
- Ricky Leung’s illustrations capture the quiet moments of everyday life
- Photographer Chris Maggio palpably documents America’s current “emotional climate"
- Seoul-based Shrimp Chung’s dynamic designs are bright and full of impact
- Choreographer and director Holly Blakey on making work for everyone
- Elise By Olsen on stepping down as the world’s youngest editor-in-chief
- Peter Funch has photographed the same people on the same street for nine years
- North reveals full Science Museum rebrand, and reacts to online criticism
- GraphicDesign& outline three projects that successfully support and impact mental wellbeing
- Dove apologises and removes advert showing a black woman becoming a white woman
- Apple announces launch of gender neutral emojis
- “It needed to be functional, a workhorse”: Arket’s in-house team on its brand identity