'Sounds of the City' Illustration

 

 

The competition 'Prize for Illustration 2017' was set by the Association of Illustrators and London Transport Museum. The task was to produce an illustration that visually captured the sounds heard in your average city.

We are surrounded 24/7 by sound in our cities. It shapes our experiences and our moods. Whether it’s the sound of people going about their daily lives – living, working, visiting or enjoying cultural, sporting or musical activities – or the sounds of nature within the city. My response was to design a poster that had an A–Z of sounds.

The sounds from A–Z are: Aeroplane, Bark, Church Clock, Drilling, Eating, Fire Engine, Glasses, Helicopter, Ice Cream Van, Jogging, Kissing, Laughing, Motorbike, Nightclub, Office, Pigeon, Quaking, Rain, Snoring, Tram, Underground, Violin, Wheely-Bin, Xylophone, Yelling, Zimmer-frame.

 

 


An illustration for the graphic design brief 'Sounds of the City' that depicts the letter A as an Aeroplane.
An illustration for the graphic design brief 'Sounds of the City' that depicts the letter B as a dog barking.

An illustration for the graphic design brief 'Sounds of the City' that depicts the letter C as a church clock chiming.
An illustration for the graphic design brief 'Sounds of the City' that depicts the letter D as a road worker drilling.

An illustration for the graphic design brief 'Sounds of the City' that depicts the letter E as a man eating.
An illustration for the graphic design brief 'Sounds of the City' that depicts the letter F as a fire engine.

An illustration for the graphic design brief 'Sounds of the City' that depicts the letter G as people clinking glasses.
An illustration for the graphic design brief 'Sounds of the City' that depicts the letter H as a helicopter flying.

An illustration for the graphic design brief 'Sounds of the City' that depicts the letter I as an ice cream van.
An illustration for the graphic design brief 'Sounds of the City' that depicts the letter J as a woman jogging.

An illustration for the graphic design brief 'Sounds of the City' that depicts the letter K as a man and woman kissing.
An illustration for the graphic design brief 'Sounds of the City' that depicts the letter L as a man laughing.

An illustration for the graphic design brief 'Sounds of the City' that depicts the letter M as a man riding a motorbike.
An illustration for the graphic design brief 'Sounds of the City' that depicts the letter N as a man dancing in a nightclub.

An illustration for the graphic design brief 'Sounds of the City' that depicts the letter O as a man working in an office.
An illustration for the graphic design brief 'Sounds of the City' that depicts the letter P as a pigeon on a bench .

An illustration for the graphic design brief 'Sounds of the City' that depicts the letter Q as a duck quaking .
An illustration for the graphic design brief 'Sounds of the City' that depicts the letter R as rain on a car windscreen.

An illustration for the graphic design brief 'Sounds of the City' that depicts the letter S as a man snoring on a train.
An illustration for the graphic design brief 'Sounds of the City' that depicts the letter T as a tram.

An illustration for the graphic design brief 'Sounds of the City' that depicts the letter U as the underground railway.
An illustration for the graphic design brief 'Sounds of the City' that depicts the letter V as a violin.

An illustration for the graphic design brief 'Sounds of the City' that depicts the letter W as a wheely bin.
An illustration for the graphic design brief 'Sounds of the City' that depicts the letter X as a xylophone busker.

An illustration for the graphic design brief 'Sounds of the City' that depicts the letter Y as a man yelling.
An illustration for the graphic design brief 'Sounds of the City' that depicts the letter Z as an old man using a zimmer-frame.

A poster of the illustration for the graphic design brief 'Sounds of the City'.

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