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Cover using artwork by Paul McDevitt, Untitled, 2008.
Yinka Shonibare MBE, Jonathan Glancey and Georgina Starr - panel discussion to launch The Roundel publication, V&A Museum, 30th October 2012. Photograph: Benedict Johnson.
Yinka Shonibare MBE, Jonathan Glancey and Georgina Starr - panel discussion to launch The Roundel publication, V&A Museum, 30th October 2012. Photograph: Benedict Johnson.
Yinka Shonibare MBE, Jonathan Glancey and Georgina Starr - panel discussion to launch The Roundel publication, V&A Museum, 30th October 2012. Photograph: Benedict Johnson.
Launch for The Roundel publication, V&A Museum, 30th October 2012. Photograph: Benedict Johnson.

The Roundel: 100 Artists Remake a London Icon

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22 Oct 2012

The Roundel: 100 Artists Remake a London Icon

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Edited by Tamsin Dillon
with contributions by Jonathan Glancey, Claire Dobbin and Sally Shaw
Artworks by 100 contemporary artists
Project Editor Rebecca Bell assisted by Snejana Krasteva

Published by Art / Books

New limited edition hardback version, only 150 copies produced, is now available via Culture Label

New publication The Roundel: 100 Artists Remake a London Icon presents the company’s famous logo rethought and refashioned by one hundred international artists. At once imaginative and playful, bold and irreverent, these new interpretations not only celebrate the symbol of London's transport system, they also reinvent an icon of the city itself. Found the length and breadth of the metropolis, the century-old Roundel is one of the most effective, best known and most fondly regarded corporate logos in the world, spawning a host of similar designs in cities from Shanghai to Salt Lake City.

Now artists as diverse as Jeremy Deller, Sir Peter Blake, Roger Hiorns, Cornelia Parker, Yinka Shonibare, Gavin Turk, Susan Hiller and Richard Wentworth offer their personal take on the familiar motif, in photography or paint, drawing or print, collage or sculpture, revealing in their own words what inspired their creation. They follow in the footsteps of the many influential artists over the years, from Man Ray to Eduardo Paolozzi, who have taken the Roundel as a subject for their art, reflecting London's importance as a capital city of culture.

With illuminating texts that consider the works within the history of transport design and public art, this gem of a book will delight all lovers of London and transport fanatics, as well as those who follow the latest trends in art, design and corporate branding.

With contributing essays from Tamsin Dillon, Head of Art on the Underground; Jonathan Glancey, architectural critic and writer, formerly architecture and design editor at the Guardian from 1997 to 2012; Claire Dobbin former senior curator at London’s Transport Museum; and Sally Shaw is Cultural Strategy Officer for the Greater London Authority and a former curator for Art on the Underground.

The publication stems from Art on the Underground commission, 100 Years, 100 Artists, 100 Works of Art.

A range of artworks from the collection are on display at stations across London, read about where you can see them on the Tube.

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Phillip Allen
Polly Apfelbaum
David Austen
Andrea Büttner
Simon Bedwell
Vanessa Billy
David Blandy
Rut Blees Luxemburg
Simon & Tom Bloor
Martin Boyce
Rachal Bradley
David Burrows
Alice Channer
Declan Clarke
Steve Claydon
Lucy Clout
Henry Coleman
Joel Croxson
Stuart Cumberland
Jeremy Deller
Luke Dowd
Sean Edwards
Chris Evans
Rose Finn-Kelcey
Doug Fishbone
Alicia Framis
Alex Frost
Franziska Furter
Ryan Gander
Lothar Götz
Jaime Gili
Alison Gill
Liam Gillick
Brian Griffiths
Thomas Helbig
Lothar Hempel
Knut Henrik Henriksen
Susan Hiller
Roger Hiorns
Karl Holmqvist
Des Hughes
James Ireland
Jim Isermann
Alan Kane
Ian Kiaer
Scott King
Serena Korda
Torsten Lauschmann
Delaine Le Bas
Liliane Lijn
Michael Lin
Tim Machin
Lorna MacIntyre
Andrew Mania
Peter McDonald
Eline McGeorge
Paul Morrisson
Jack Newling
Paul Noble
Harold Offeh
Cornelia Parker
Janette Parris
Toby Paterson
Paul Peden
Paola Pivi
Sam Plagerson
Olivia Plender
Ruth Proctor
The Hut Project
Juneau Projects
Imran Qureshi
Damien Roach
Roland Ross
Giles Round
Paul Ryan
Yinka Shonibare
Jamie Shovlin
Bob & Roberta Smith
Georgina Starr
John Stezaker
Vincent Tavenne
Mark Titchner
Hayley Tompkins
Joëlle Tuerlinckx
Gavin Turk
Charlie Tweed
Donald Urquhart
Sophie von Hellermann
Emily Wardill
Richard Wentworth
Martin Westwood
Pae White
Richard Woods
Clare Woods
Catherine Yass






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