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Friday, September 21, 2012
The iconic London Underground roundel has been given a fashionable new look by 100 artists.
International creatives like Sir Peter Blake and Jeremy Deller feature in the new book, which will go on sale next month.
The book is one of three to come out in October commissioned by Art on the Underground.
Tamsin Dillon, the Roundel’s editor, said: “These publications represent three exciting Art on the Underground projects and bring new perspectives from the artists involved as well as through specially commissioned essays.
“Each book marks a specific time in the Art on the Underground programme and together they illustrate the breadth of artworks across the entire Tube that many customers will have seen and enjoyed as they travelled across London.”
The Roundel: 100 Artists Remake a London Icon includes essays by architecture critic and writer Jonathan Glancey; former curator at the London Transport Museum, Claire Dobbin and Sally Shaw, curator of the original Roundel commissioning programme.
All 100 artworks are included in the publication, some with the artist’s commentary on the inspiration for their idea.