The 83-year-old artist created playful posters for Piccadilly Circus.
As part of a new tourism campaign, Hockney’s latest work sits in the Piccadilly Circus Tube, and it features a yellow ring with a purple banner stretched across it that reads, you guessed it, Piccadilly Circus. However, the final “s” in “circus” gets lopped off and moved down to the next line, as if the illustrator ran out of space and needed to place it below. It’s an adorable and fun detail that brings some much-needed levity and wit to your commute.
Plenty of artists have been doing that thing they do for years, like Man Ray, Edward McKnight Kauffer, and Alfred Leete. It’s an amusing piece of public art, it certainly won’t change the world, but it puts a smile on your face.