Poster Prize for Illustration 2019: London Stories

The Poster Prize for Illustration 2019: London Stories

Last chance to see!

Across the ages, London has produced and inspired countless stories. Fictitious or real characters and events in this amazing city have always held a fascination, from the anecdotal urban myth to grand tales of historic legend – from the everyday to the curious, and from the past to the present. The Poster Prize for Illustration competition 2019 is made up of art that is colourful, inspiring and celebrates the vibrant, multi-layered city that is London.

The exhibition displays 100 illustrations chosen from a competition and chosen by an independent panel of judges.

Artists were invited to visually capture a familiar or lesser-known narrative in a single image - current or historical, real or fictional which feature London. Stories could be those seen in a film or play, heard in poetry or music, or read in literature. They may be family anecdotes, or an impression of the artists' daily observations, or of London's history or contemporary city living. What stories does London have to tell?

Artists that impressed the jury with their illustrated interpretation of a London story have been given the chance of having their work displayed at London Transport Museum.

The top 100 entries selected by a panel of judges are currently displayed in an exhibition at London Transport Museum until 14 July 2019. 

We are excited to share the 2019 Poster Prize for Illustration with you online as one of our new digitised exhibitions on Google Arts & Culture. 

London Stories is organised by the Museum in partnership with the Association of Illustrators (AOI)

AOI Full Logo

londons lidos

Shop

New Lido posters

Now available online and in Covent Garden, these two new stunning posters by Julia Allum perfectly encapsulate the spirit of summer! Every purchase supports London Transport Museum’s charitable work.

Shop now

euston photo

What's On

Unique photography tour

Back due to popular demand, join one of our Euston photography tours and get a unique opportunity to snap the heritage of this iconic Leslie Green station, capturing its unique architecture and style.

Book tickets

collection district plaque

Collections

Object of the Month

This plaque was awarded to the winner of the District Railway station garden competition in 1916, a competition to recognise staff who enhanced stations with plants. It was dug up by a signalman in 1948.

Discover more