Matt Harrison | Feb 27, 2019 | 1
The Poster Prize for Illustration 2019 exhibition opens 8 February
London Transport Museum in partnership with the AOI will soon throw open the doors to their Poster Prize for Illustration exhibition: London Stories.
Opening on Friday 8 February 2019, the top 100 entries into this year’s Poster Prize for Illustration will be displayed at the London Transport Museum, running from February all the way through to Summer 2019. The winners will be announced at an event during the exhibition opening week.
If you’re thinking that you’ve seen the publicity image for the competition before, you’re probably right – you may remember we interviewed illustrator Julia Allum last year about her work (check out the full interview here).
Across the ages, London has produced and inspired countless stories. Fictitious or real characters and events in this amazing city have always held a fascination, from the anecdotal urban myth to grand tales of historic legend – from the everyday to the curious, and from the past to the present. The aim of the Poster Prize for Illustration 2019 is to attract artwork for display that is colourful, inspiring and celebrates the vibrant, multi-layered city that is London.
For the competition, artists were invited to visually capture a familiar or lesser-known narrative in a single image – current or historical, real or fictional which feature London. Stories could be those seen in a film or play, heard in poetry or music, or read in literature. They may be family anecdotes, or an impression of the artists’ daily observations, or of London’s history or contemporary city living. What stories does London have to tell?
London Stories is organised by the Museum in partnership with the Association of Illustrators (AOI).
For more info and to plan your trip, head over to the London Transport Museum website.