Some people are content with simply visiting every stop on the London Underground. But artist Kinga Markus wants to draw every station on the network.
She's already completed the Bakerloo line (see video below) but is now raising money for the remainder of her campaign through crowdfunding. We imagine the project will take quite a while, just on travelling alone.
The aim is to capture what makes each of the 270 stations unique, whether it's the architecture of the entrance hall, the design of the platforms or even some little detail that most commuters simply don't notice. As Kinga says:
Each station has something unique and interesting about it. The drawings will depend on what grabs me about each station. I want to recreate the atmosphere of each station, but without the people.
We like this idea and it reminds us of another artist, Liz Atkins, who draws on her commute.
As you'd expect, the rewards for funding the project will include artworks of your choice of station, and we can imagine a lot of people wanting ones of their home station — we call dibs on Old Street. The artist is aiming to raise £2,000.
For all its faults, we love the London Underground and we're glad to see an artist who feels the same.
You can find a link to Kinga's Kickstarter page here.