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Recreating the entire map of the London Underground with drawings. I'll be drawing each of the 270 stations on the Tube in charcoal.
Recreating the entire map of the London Underground with drawings. I'm drawing each of the 270 stations on the Tube in charcoal.
The project continues! Prints and original drawings are still available on my website. Click below to see the drawings.
Recreating the entire map of the London Underground with drawings. I'm drawing each of the 270 stations on the Tube in charcoal. The project continues! Prints and original drawings are still available on my website. Click below to see the drawings.
39 backers pledged £2,548 to help bring this project to life.

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One of the greatest things about London is the Tube. We moan and groan, but it’s one of the wonders of our great city. Each station is different. Love it or hate it, the Tube has a unique atmosphere and endless awesome visual wonders, if only we would stop and actually look.

I’ll be traveling the entire map of the London Underground and documenting the journey by making an A3 sized charcoal drawing of each and every station.

Piccadilly Circus
Piccadilly Circus

 

Bermondsey
Bermondsey

 

Paddington
Paddington

 

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There are 270 stations in total on 11 Tube lines on the London Underground. I’ll be traveling along each line and collecting sketches and pictures as I go, which will help me create the final drawings. 

So far on my journey I’ve drawn the Bakerloo line and I’m working my way across the Jubilee. If you back my project, you can email me to determine which station I draw next. I’ll break my journey according to you! Even if you pledge £1 you can tell me where to go next.

If you back my project, you can choose from one of the following rewards exclusive to Kickstarter.

REWARDS

 

 

 

Please note:  I'm only making one drawing at each station so if you do want a particular one, please send me a message straight away so I can reserve it for you. If you don't do this, someone else may gazump you. Once it's gone, it's gone!  

I'll be updating the remaining available stations on this project page, and also posting new drawings as they happen on Instagram and twitter.

If you back a reward you can help to create the journey plan by letting me know which station to go to next. Email me with the name of the station you want to see. When I make the drawing I'll post it on Instagram and I'll give you a mention and shoutout. You can tweet me about the project or message on instagram using #londondrawn

I’m working with a top notch London printer to produce exquisite prints. It’s hard to tell them apart from the originals and I'm offering everything at an exclusive price for Kickstarter

  
 

If I can raise enough backing, I intend to have a show of the work here in London, to which all Kickstarter backers will have an invite to a special private viewing.

Featured in the Londonist
Featured in the Londonist

 

  You can see some of my work HERE 

 

 

Timeline:  I'm estimating the completion date for the project to be around November.  I've calculated this from the how long it took me to do the Bakerloo line, and am confident I can meet this deadline.  However, as soon as you back the project I'll draw the station of your choice, which means it's highly likely that you'll receive your reward a lot earlier. I'll be posting rewards out as soon as the project ends, in the order that they were backed. 

Risks and challenges

My main concern is that there could be a high demand for certain particular stations. There'll only be one original drawing of each station, and I don't want to disappoint backers. If I get enough repeat requests for stations that have already gone, I'll consider offering new reward options to address this.

Fulfilling print orders is unlikely to be a problem as I’m working with a Fine Art Trade Guild accredited photographic and fine art printing company whose clients include the British Museum, Guardian, BBC and the National Trust, so those of you who have backed prints and frames can rest assured you won't be disappointed.

I will be responding to all messages and comments, and I'll be updating the project page regularly.

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    Virtual High Five

    A Huge Thank You!

    A bargain at just £1

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    EARLY BIRD: THE PRINT

    LIMITED EARLY BIRD SPECIAL!
    A giclee print of any station on the map. You choose.
    An A3 (297 x 420 mm/11.7 x 16.5 in)

    Each print is made with the finest quality inks on 100% cotton, Hahnemuhle Photorag paper 308gsm, especially chosen to best reproduce the original charcoal drawing. You'll not even be able to tell the difference.

    Your chosen print will arrive flat packed in a rigid envelope along with an envelope stiffener, as nobody likes to receive a rolled up print.

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    THE PRINT

    A giclee print of any station. You choose.
    An A3 (297 x 420 mm/11.7 x 16.5 in)

    Each print is made with the finest quality inks on 100% cotton, Hahnemuhle Photorag paper 308gsm, especially chosen to best reproduce the original charcoal drawing. You'll not even be able to tell the difference.

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    EARLY BIRD: THE ORIGINAL

    LIMITED EARLY BIRD SPECIAL!

    ORIGINAL DRAWING

    An original A3 (297 x 420 mm/11.7 x 16.5 in) drawing of the station of your choice. There'll only be 1 of each so hurry up if you want a particular station!

    NOTE: If you want a specific station please email me immediately and I'll update the list of stations still available.

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    3 x A3 Giclee Prints

    Your choice of 3 x A3 giclee prints.
    Choose from any of the stations on The London Underground.

    Each print is made with the finest quality inks on 100% cotton, Hahnemuhle Photorag paper 308gsm, especially chosen to best reproduce the original charcoal drawing. You'll not even be able to tell the difference.

    Your chosen 3 giclee prints will come flat packed in a rigid envelope along with an envelope stiffener, as nobody likes to receive a rolled up print.

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    THE ORIGINAL

    An original drawing of the station of your choice A3 (297 x 420 mm/11.7 x 16.5 in) . There'll only be 1 original drawing of each station so hurry up if you want a particular station! Email me to let me know which station you would like.

    NOTE: If you want a specific station please email me immediately and I'll update the list of stations still available.

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    Large Oil Painting Made For You

    A commissioned oil painting just for you.
    100cm x 120cm

    I will work with you, to make a painting especially for you. You choose what goes in the painting and I'll create the composition with you.
    It may be a particular station or whatever you wish.

    This will include a face to face meeting to discuss in person, like with any commission I undertake. If you are not able to travel to London, we could meet over Skype.

    Also includes 3 Original drawings of your choice of stations.

    UK ONLY

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