London's new skyline
Richard Coward from Greenwich has won Transport For London's competition to design a new skyline for London. A range of TfL merchandise bearing his design has now gone on sale
Coward was also given £1000 for winning first prize in the competition that sought "a 21st Century view of London’s famous skyline".
His pattern (above) includes modern landmarks such as the MIllennium Dome (02 Centre), the Gherkin and the GLA building alongside the familiar tourist spots.
Here it is applied to a mug
and mouse mat
The two runners-up Kate McLelland
and Nick Brown
will also see their designs available on a selection of merchandise which can be bought here
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Richard Coward is indistupable winner!
His work for Transport of London have charm, mood and style - rare things in modern design.
I like all three of these pieces - in exactly the order they came to. The winning entry is great and avoids being cliched; difficult when you're depicting a view which has already been represented so many times before.
I like this very much. Clever without being upitself, commercial without being crass. Nice :o)
Completely agree, is great to see a fresh approach to a subject that quite often has a cliched aesthetic.
Good choice, will this become the new pattern for the seat material?
A really refreshing take on the skyline idea. Completely different from the stereotypical view of a skyline as seen from the other two and many other entries I would have thought.
I think that the most striking eye-catching impactful and memorable and relevant design belongs to Mr Nick Brown. If is head and shoulders above the winning design. I can see from a distance exactly what is it and it is also amusing in a witty way. How it did not win is a mystery to me.
Nick, can you do one for Edinburgh?
I have to disagree, I thought the work by Nick Brown was less original than the winner. Take a look at 'Animals in the Underground' and whilst it is executed differently, it is not a million miles away in terms of concept.
Well done to the three finalists, but I want one of those mugs!
Berlin U-Bahn eat your heart out. Will these age in a similar fashion?
Side note - only 1k as the prize?
All entries are really great, though the winner is a masterpiece. Love how it works in the different colour variations, even if the black and white is still my favourite.
Agreed TfL got a bargin for £1000.
Very nice work! agree with @abi and @dave.
Presents London exactly like it is... compact and populous.
Good winner. Very merchandiseable. Liked Nick Browns too. So simple.
£1000? - Good work TFL.
This is spot on, so versatile and commercial whilst being a beautiful piece of design in its own right.
I can see the comments will most probably slip into the dire discussion about payment and design through competition.
I'm sure Richard Coward was fully aware of the final design prize money and most probably did it through pride and passion - not financial reward... something a lot of designers should learn to appreciate again.
Really awesome and amazing...
Some of the merchandise you can get with this winning entry on looks quite cool. The design transfers well to other forms of media which is often hard to do for example if you print something on a tee does it really look so good on a poster as well? I think this design does it well. Good work. Also agree that TfL have got an amazing bargin considering the prices of their merchandise!!
A rare treat, the winning design is great. I would be happy to have that mug in my cupboard, can't say that about any other London branded objects.
Love it! Great work Richard, I want one of those mugs.
Does any one know where I can buy this in poster/print form? thanks!!
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