36. Art Attack
Last week I mentioned about TfL's campaign to encourage better manners on public transport.
The main issues I have with this and TfL's other advertising for this issues are that the new posters do not appear where they are needed (actually in-situ on the carriage) the characters are possibly not well suited to the target market, and also whilst there are well known placards on public transport requesting you give up your seat to someone who needs it more, they are so familiar that they are literally part of the furniture – so we don't register them anymore.
If we had a new reminder in the carriages, something that we would read, it might remind us to look about. The vast majority of commuters are people like us, and if we genuinely thought about it, looked up and saw a heavily pregnant woman or someone on crutches etc, we would not have a problem in giving up our seat. If you saw an engaging small drawing politely blu-tacked to the back of the seat in front of you saying this, you would be more than likely to take more notice of it.
On a completely unrelated matter, Team Nice are calling all artists for submissions on their new project. We are going to create a small magazine or 'zine' to show off different artwork, from different artists all around the same theme. We will publish the zine over the summer and all artists will receive a copy.
Your artwork must comply with the following criteria…
Any other questions, email Liz at email@example.com.
By Liz Akers