We recently blogged about the Oyster card wallet designs we commissioned from 10 different illustrators for Transport For London and designjunction. Some of the designs we commissioned – namely, those by Ed Carvalho-Monaghan, Krisjtana S Williams, Crispin Finn, and Rod Hunt – were selected to be developed into wrap-around artwork for bus sculptures that are now on display around London as part of TfL’s Year of the Bus Sculpture Trail in conjunction with Wild in Art.
The project, which launched last Friday in Trafalgar Square, is, of course, part of TfL’s celebrations to mark the 2014 Year of the Bus in partnership with the London Transport Museum and the capital’s bus operators. It will see up to 60 sculptures of the New Routemaster bus painted and adorned by London-themed artwork both by well-known and also aspiring artists to help highlight the role that London’s buses play in the life and economy of the city and the UK as a whole.
Following the display of the bus sculptures around London, each one will be auctioned in January next year to raise funds for three charities: Kids Company, Transaid, and London Tranpsort Museum. Discover where to view the sculptures using this nifty iPhone app or find out more about the project by visiting http://tfl.gov.uk/campaign/sculpture-trails.