Illustrator John Burningham leads London Transport Museum's Journeys of Imagination

By Culture24 Reporter | 31 August 2011
An image of an illustration of cartoons treading a tightrope across a city sky
© John Burningham
Exhibition: John Burningham – Journeys of the Imagination, London Transport Museum, London, September 9 – December 1 2011

Illustrator John Burningham was commissioned to produce ten posters for London Transport during the 1960s, but the last, Children’s London, has only been completed for an exhibition more than 40 years later.

Journeys of the Imagination sees Burningham revive the project to create a new poster – in which grinning cartoon figures tread a tightrope across the capital’s skyline at twilight, no less – alongside a celebration of his career, spawning more than 60 illustrated books for children and winning a stack of awards in the process.

A range of accompanying events include an “in-conversation” and book signing with the author, a central display of more than 20 stick-ups, puppet-making and storytelling workshops during October half-term and a photographic competition run via Flickr.

  • Open 10am-6pm (11am-6pm Friday). Admission £13.50/£10 (includes readmission for a year).
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