Across the ages, London has produced and inspired countless stories. This exhibition is made up of colourful, inspiring and fascinating artworks that celebrates the vibrant, multi-layered city that is London. These illustrations were submitted as part of the Poster Prize for Illustration competition 2019, organised by London Transport Museum in partnership with the Association of Illustrators.
Richard Johnson - The Night Bus
Against the backdrop of the city and through illuminated windows we glimpse fragments of London's stories. The Night Bus is a constant in a chaotic world, connecting people and moments shared, poignant, celebratory, humorous and surreal. I wanted to try and capture a sense of some of these nocturnal interactions.
Ana Jaks - Notting Hill Carnival
Notting Hill Carnival is celebrated annually by all races but what is not too commonly spoken about are the two women who fought to bring London back together as a diverse community. The carnival of the 20th century evolved from the efforts of two remarkable women, Claudia Jones and Rhaune Laslett, both of whom were inspired by the terrible racial tension of the 1950s.
Alli Gray - The story of Gareth Southgate station
Regardless of profession, good leaders are invaluable and the positivity they create has long-lasting effects on those lucky enough to share a personal journey with them. For one day in summer 2018, Southgate Tube station was renamed in honour of the England football coach, Gareth Southgate.
The Poster Prize for Illustration 2019: London Stories is organised by London Transport Museum in partnership with the Association of Illustrators.
The Prize for Illustration 2019 judging panel
Derek Brazell - Projects Manager, Association of Illustrators
Roger Browning - Art Editor (Lifestyle), Hearst Magazines
Jason Cotterrell - Group Chief Strategy Officer and UK Managing Director, Exterion Media
Brian Grimwood - Managing Director, Central Illustration Agency
Miranda Leedham - Head of Customer Marketing and Behaviour Change, Transport for London
Steve Pill - Editor, Artists & Illustrators and Discover Britain magazines
Sarah Thomson - Head of Art Production, Ogilvy & Mather (1 Unilever)
Rachael Stevens - Associate Editor, Creative Review
Michael Walton - Poster Art Commissioner, London Transport Museum
Brian Webb - Director, Webb and Webb Design