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Vibrant 'BookBenches' Painted With Images From Iconic British Stories
By Melissa Goh, 07 Jul 2014
C.S. Lewis' The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe/Quad Digital Mandi Pope/National Literacy Trust
The UK's National Literacy Trust and Wild in Art have launch an innovative initiative to raise the literacy level in the country.
The project, titled “Books about Town”, fills the streets of London with eye-catching benches shaped like open books—they are designed by local artists and illustrators, based on iconic books and stories that is associated with London.
These designs showcase stories such as, Mary Poppins; The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe; Pride And Prejudice, and Sherlock Holmes.
On the “Books about Town” website, visitors can find downloadable trail maps leading them to the location of these benches, along with the artists' profiles and information about the BookBench.
Find out more about the project here.
Paddington Bear/Michelle Heron/National Literacy Trust
Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice/Charlotte Brown/National Literacy Trust
Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking Glass/Ralph Steadman/National Literacy Trust
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes/Valerie Osment/National Literacy Trust
Ian Fleming's James Bond Stories /Freyja Dean/National Literacy Trust
P.L. Travers' Mary Poppins/Darel Seow/National Literacy Trust
[via Books about Town]
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