What If London... New Exhibition Explores The Imaginary City

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What If London... New Exhibition Explores The Imaginary City

Londonist is proud media partner to London Transport Museum's Prize for Illustration 2015. We will be bringing you snapshots and stories behind the illustrations throughout the exhibition’s run.

Bill Walsh, Solving the City
Bill Walsh, Solving the City
Carly Allen Fletcher, Compound City
Carly Allen Fletcher, Compound City
Jacob Tomlinson, Cambridge Heath
Jacob Tomlinson, Cambridge Heath
Jake Richardson, Undercroft
Jake Richardson, Undercroft
Russ Gray, London Memories
Russ Gray, London Memories
Summer Du Plessis, The Cathedral Of Sewage
Summer Du Plessis, The Cathedral Of Sewage

It's time to get un-real — and start thinking about an alternative, imaginary London.

Take some inspiration from this series of colourful illustrations, which are currently on display at London Transport Museum as part of the Prize for Illustration 2015. This year's theme is London Places & Spaces which highlights the beauty of the capital's squares, streets, public parks and alleyways.

Each of these images represents a fantastic city, reimagined through the eyes of the artist who created it. Every illustration features a vivid use of colours and has a strong graphic style.

Among those on show is 2nd prize winner Carly Allen Fletcher with her artwork Compound City. Meanwhile Bill Walsh imagines solving the city as you might do with a sliding puzzle. Jacob Tomlinson depicts Cambridge Heath as an intricate cluster that looks like it's made out of Lego and Russ Gray puts all his literary London memories down on a single piece of paper.

We’re delighted to be media partner to London Transport Museum and will be bringing you snapshots and stories behind the illustrations throughout the exhibition’s run.

The Prize for Illustration 2015: London Places and Spaces exhibition is at London Transport Museum, Covent Garden, 15 May-6 September 2015. Entry to the museum costs £16 or £13.50 for concessions and allows unlimited daytime access to all exhibitions and events for 12 months from date of purchase, children go free.

Last Updated 18 August 2015