See Subterranean London In These Unique Illustrations

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See Subterranean London In These Unique Illustrations

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.

Paul McBride, The City Below
Paul McBride, The City Below
Ximo Abadia, Underground Scarf
Ximo Abadia, Underground Scarf
Vicki Turner, London's Secret Misty Morning Migration
Vicki Turner, London's Secret Misty Morning Migration
Emma Fisher, London Overground Adventures
Emma Fisher, London Overground Adventures
Joe Waldron, Underground Drinks
Joe Waldron, Underground Drinks
Laura Schofield, Tube Views
Laura Schofield, Tube Views
Lina Mumgaudyte, When The Kids Come
Lina Mumgaudyte, When The Kids Come

Subterranean London is almost as busy as the city above ground, and these illustrators know it. Their creative, colourful artworks are on display at London Transport Museum as part of the Prize for Illustration 2015 exhibition. This year's theme is London places and spaces, which represents the variety of buildings, public spaces and communities characterising our city.

Artist Paul McBride explains why he chose to go underground:

"London has a subterranean life beneath our feet, from civilisations past to the building of Crossrail. I wanted my illustration to explore this, in a historical, contemporary and fictional way."

You've just about got time — until 6 September — to admire the 100 illustrations featured in this year's exhibition. And if you fall in love with one, you can buy a copy for yourself from the museum’s online shop. All artworks on display are available in poster format, with some also featured on 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 27 August 2015