Seen These New Pride Roundels Designed By LGBTQ+ Londoners?

Will Noble
By Will Noble Last edited 33 months ago

Last Updated 23 September 2021

Seen These New Pride Roundels Designed By LGBTQ+ Londoners?
Tim Dunn's roundel combines Pride colours with the London skyline

We love ourselves a special edition tube roundel — especially when they're as vibrant as the 10 that've just appeared as part of Pride celebrations.

Five well-known faces and five TfL staff members designed the roundels, which TfL says "give a platform and voice for positive messages of hope, love, compassion and unity and to invite important conversations around issues affecting the LGBTQ+ community."

Marc Thompson's roundel uses the words of Joseph Beam, a black, queer activist and writer

Among the designers are London Night Czar and BBC 6Music presenter Amy Lamé (who's incorporated the Oscar Wilde quote "Be Yourself; Everyone Else Is Taken" into her Caldedonian Road roundel); activist and campaigner Marc Thompson (who celebrates love between black men in his Brixton roundel); and one of Londonist's fave tube experts, Tim Dunn, whose 'OURS' creation uses the Pride colours and London skyscape.

Amy Lamé has turned a gem of an Oscar Wilde quote into a new roundel

You'll find the 10 roundels in five different tube stations:

  • Amy Lamé: Caledonian Road
  • Edwin (customer service assistant): Caledonian Road
  • Marc Thompson: Brixton
  • Joseph (planning manager): Brixton
  • Philip Normal (creator of the 'La' t-shirt): Vauxhall
  • Jack (assistant project manager): Vauxhall
  • Dan Vo (curator): Hammersmith
  • Sarah (analyst): Hammersmith
  • Tim Dunn: Baker Street
  • Paul (fire Engineer): Baker Street
Dan Vo's roundel appears at the station where he finds himself waiting on his daily commute

London Pride 2021 has unfortunately been cancelled, but there are opportunities to celebrate elsewhere in the UK, including in Birmingham on 25 and 26 September.

Philip Normal's design is the most striking in its simplicity

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