Weekend pop art: The painted “bookbenches” of London

Theodor Seuss Geisel (artwork) Created by Jane Headford (image via and (c) Books About Town)
Theodor Seuss Geisel (artwork) Created by Jane Headford (image via and (c) Books About Town)

 

If you’re a book lover, forget about Paris in the Springtime!

Well for the purposes of this post at least.

Consider instead London in the Summer and its marvellous Books About Town campaign which has seen the city dotted with “50 unique BookBench sculptures, designed by local artists and famous names to celebrate London’s literary heritage and reading for enjoyment” and runs from 2 July – 15 September 2014.

Spread across four distinct trails and featuring artwork by local and international well-known artists, the Book Benches celebrate literature in all its many forms from Paddington Bear and the works of Dr. Seuss to Pride and Prejudice, 1984, The Canterbury Tales and The Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

It’s a riotously colourful ode to books in all their many forms, the perfect way to reacquaint yourself with books you may have lost touch with, and a fabulous way to see London to boot.

So get walking … and reading!

 

Artist: Valerie Osment (image via and (c) Books About Town)
Artist: Valerie Osment (image via and (c) Books About Town)

 

Artist: Michelle Heron (image via and (c) Books About Town)
Artist: Michelle Heron (image via and (c) Books About Town)

 

Artist: Thomas Dowdeswell (image via and (c) Books About Town)
Artist: Thomas Dowdeswell (image via and (c) Books About Town)

 

Artist: Mik Richardson (image via and (c) Books About Town)
Artist: Mik Richardson (image via and (c) Books About Town)

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