Digital: London Stories

By Jo Phillips

At .Cent, we love everything artistic. We celebrate creativity in its myriad forms, shapes and sizes. Our theme for February is ‘Digital.’ And like us if you love art, here’s an exhibition that’s worth checking out: The Serco Prize for Illustration 2014.

This competition is open to leading illustrators throughout the world and unveils London Stories, celebrating the vibrant, multi-layered and constantly inspiring city. The best of entries, over 50 lovely and inspiring works of art and 5 animations, distinctly capture both well-known and obscure London narratives; stories that are contemporary, historical, real or imagined. Many of these are digitally produced artwork – “mostly digitally finished after initial painting or drawing work, but sometimes created completely on a computer.”

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Image Courtesy of London Transport Museum

Ghost buses, Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show of 1887 and Lenin’s ‘Love Letter to London’ to a Pearly King and Queen and an escaped Monkey jazz band are myriad subjects that unfold through the illustrations. Not to be missed are the five short animated films being screened as part of the show.

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Covent Garden, Hayley Chan

Join in on the storytelling for adults on board some of the heritage vehicles or illustrate your own London Story with the illustration workshops. Don’t miss out on the show, it opens on 14 February and runs through 6 April. Check out the show at the CBS Outdoor Gallery at London Transport Museum, Covent Garden Piazza.