Slice Of St Paul's? London Depicted As Afternoon Tea

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Slice Of St Paul's? London Depicted As Afternoon Tea

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.

John Holcroft, A Very British Pastime
John Holcroft, A Very British Pastime
Belle Mellor, Space
Belle Mellor, Space
Celyn Brazier, Dennis Severs Ghosts
Celyn Brazier, Dennis Severs Ghosts
Esther Cox, Beneath
Esther Cox, Beneath
Federico Babina, Inside London
Federico Babina, Inside London
Papee Thirawat, Moving Through London
Papee Thirawat, Moving Through London
Paul Pateman, London A To Z
Paul Pateman, London A To Z

What's the meaning behind Belle Mellor's wacky black and white illustration? And what inspired Paul Pateman to create the London A-Z alphabet?

Find out at London Transport Museum, which hosts the Prize for Illustration 2015 exhibition. It's presented in partnership with the Association of Illustrators (AOI) and this year's theme is London's Places and Spaces. 100 talented artists were selected from over 1,000 competition entries to showcase the unique character of the capital through their bright, bold and beautiful illustrations.

The result is a mix of colourful, extravagant and emotional representations of London. Artist Esther Cox concentrates on a variety of London locations in her collage, Federico Babina delves into our city with a mystical illustration from the inside of Big Ben, and John Holcroft turns London into a delicious spread, laying out the city's landmarks as afternoon tea treats.

The museum also has a permanent collection which explores over 200 years of history, reveals the huge influence transport has had on London society, and looks into how that influence may continue to shape the capital's future. Alongside the permanent collection and exhibition are a range of weekly events like themed walks, depot tours, talks and family-friendly activities.

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 06 August 2015