Artists Honour London Markets, Sculptures And Monuments

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Artists Honour London Markets, Sculptures And Monuments

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.

Claire Softley, The Monument
Claire Softley, The Monument
Ewelina Skowronska, Flower Market
Ewelina Skowronska, Flower Market
Jasmine Hortop, The Queens Guard
Jasmine Hortop, The Queen's Guard
Lara Lee, South Bank Book Market
Lara Lee, South Bank Book Market
Mouni Feddag, Columbia Road Flower Market
Mouni Feddag, Columbia Road Flower Market
Rebecca Bradley, Public-
 Sculpture In The City Of London
Rebecca Bradley, Public- Sculpture In The City Of London

What does London look like through the eyes of 100 different illustrators? Find out at the Prize for Illustration 2015 exhibition, currently on display at London Transport Museum until 6 September. This year's exhibition theme is London Places and Spaces, highlighting the multifaceted and ever-changing character of our city.

From London's famous landmarks to its secret gardens and alleyways, the variety of subjects represented is huge. Artist Claire Softley dedicates her illustration to the Monument. Below she explains the reason for her choice:

Built to commemorate the Great Fire of London, the Monument also marks the subsequent rebuilding of the City. I am interested in the calm intimacy of the viewing platform in contrast to the vibrant, ever evolving City below. This image acts as a celebration of London's past and future.

We love the stylised yet colourful representations of London emerging from the illustrations above: Jasmine Hortop represents a jaunty and characterful Queen's Guard, Lara Lee transforms the book market along the South Bank into a charming cartoon-like scene complete with browsing animals, and Mouni Feddag highlights the joyous colour explosion that is Columbia Road's famous flower market.

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 20 August 2015