This was one of my more unusual projects commissioned by London Underground back in 1995. I was asked to illustrate Wapping both past and present and the resulting illustrations were to be incorporated into the station. The original tunnel between Wapping and Rotherhithe was designed and constructed by Marc Isambard Brunel for pedestrians and horse drawn carriages before being used a railway tunnel.
The project required a huge amount of research from on-site station visits to tracking down and working from the original drawings produced by Brunel himself. The resulting illustrations were then to be reproduced as large vitreous enamel panels which would ultimately form part of the station walls beside the platforms. Producing these panels proved to be quite complex as every colour used in each panel had to be fired separately.
Further photographs of the panels can be seen here.
The following is a small selection of my illustrations at Wapping station.