Bird's-Eye Views Over London You've Never Seen Before

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Bird's-Eye Views Over London You've Never Seen Before

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.

Gill Bradley, As The Crow Flies
Gill Bradley, As The Crow Flies
Ignacia Ruiz, Rooftops
Ignacia Ruiz, Rooftops
James Benn, Pigeon
James Benn, Pigeon
Jojo Oldham, Wild West End
Jojo Oldham, Wild West End
Oleksandra Kvyk, London
Oleksandra Kvyk, London
Richard Williams, Going Green
Richard Williams, Going Green
Shira Malka, The Bird Woman
Shira Malka, The Bird Woman

London from above is fascinating. These illustrators know it well; they've chosen to represent London from a totally original bird's-eye view, in their artworks for the Prize for Illustration 2015.

Showcasing works from 100 talented artists, the exhibition takes place at London Transport Museum, working with the Association of Illustrators (AOI) to celebrate the best of contemporary illustration.

Rooftops are the chosen subject of Ignacia Ruiz, who illustrates the variety of things you can do atop the city's buildings; James Benn inserts the shape of Big Ben between the legs of a pigeon while Jojo Oldham invents an ancient-looking map that suggests the best route to take through Leicester Square and Covent Garden.

Printed copies of these beautiful illustrations are available from the museum's online shop where you can also find printed mugs, tote bags and travelcard holders.

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, until 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