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Catch London's bus art sculpture trail

2014 is the Year of the Bus in London, with a range of activities promoting and celebrating bus use. The latest addition is the Year of the Bus Sculpture Trail featuring work from 40 illustrators and artists

 

London Takes the Bus by Rod Hunt and in situ, above and below. Hunt says ""I found inspiration by looking at the Key Bus Routes in central London map & seeing that it almost looks like the map is spelling the word 'Bus' in the route lines." Vinyl wrap by The Graphical Tree

 

 

The Graphical Tree team working on Hunt's sculpture

 


 

Produced with Wild in Art (whose we book benches we previously featured here) the sculptures are sited in three areas of the city – Westminster, along the river and around the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Visitors can download maps here to discover them all

They are all based on the form of the new Routemaster and are are 2.5m long, 1m high and 0.5m wide

 

Come Rain or Shine by Thomas Dowdeswell

 

London Telephone Bus by Stephen McKay


 

Queen's Conductor (Busby) by Oliver Dean


 

Spectrum by Kristel Pillkahn


 

Routemasters by Edward Carvalho-Monaghan


 

Ding by Crispin Finn


 

Dazzler by Sophie Green

 

The sculptures, which are all funded by sponsorship, will be on display until December, after which they will be auctioned to raise funds for three charities: Kids Company, Transaid and London Transport Museum.