In mid-2018 the AOI and London Transport Museum ran the Poster Prize for Illustration 2019, on the theme of London Stories.
Artists were invited to "visually capture a familiar or lesser-known narrative in a single image. All stories, current or historical, real or fictional which feature this amazing city are welcome – your imagination is the limit. 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 your daily observations. Your visual story could be inspired by London’s history or contemporary city living. What stories does London have to tell?"
I choose to create an image based on the story of the Phantom No. 7 bus that haunts the roads around Cambridge Gardens in Ladbroke Grove, west London. And I'm happy to say that my entry has been shortlisted by the jury and will be appearing in the exhibition at the London transport Museum between the 8th February and 14th July, 2019. I'm hoping to make it down to London for the exhibition opening night and prize ceremony.
I was looking for a logo for a future project and contacted Simon as I'd been impressed with the illustrations on his website. From the vague brief that he was given, Simon produced multiple options, all of which were beyond my expectations. Once I'd chosen the most suitable, he added further embellishments that added real quality to the design. The design was turned round well within the timescale Simon was given and at a really reasonable price. Gordon Tennent, Sneakytrick