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Sidcup’s Sir Quentin Blake creates illustration for London Underground

PUBLISHED: 15:06 11 August 2017

Sir Quentin's illustration

Sir Quentin's illustration

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The work of art is part of the London is Open campaign run by the mayor of London, Sadiq Khan

Commuters on the tube will now be greeted with a image from illustrator and Sidcup resident Sir Quentin Blake, spreading the message that London is open for summer.

The unique illustration will be exhibited at over 240 London Underground stations and encapsulates Sir Quentin’s view of London.

It forms part of the mayor of London, Sadiq Khan’s London is Open for Summer campaign, which has launched to reassure visitors to the city that the capital remains open to all.

The campaign has also been backed today by Olympian Tom Daley and Great British Bake Off winner Candice Brown as they star in a film released by the mayor.

Mr Khan said: “London is one of the most diverse, thrilling and fascinating cities in the world and it captures the imagination of everyone, young and old. Sir Quentin Blake’s wonderful illustration brings this spirit to life and shows that London is open to all.”

Sir Quentin, added: “I did a drawing last year for the London is Open evening at the Science Museum, so when I heard that there was an invitation for artists to put forward proposals to publicise the same idea this year, I put everything else aside and did it immediately.”

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