As part of BT Artboxes, London’s biggest public art exhibition supporting ChildLine‘s 25th Anniversary, leading illustrator, Lizzie Mary Cullen has been commissioned by First Direct to transform their phone box into a work of art in just 24 hours starting at 10am on Monday 18th June 2012 in Covent Garden, London.
Computer Arts wrote a great write up on the event at: http://www.computerarts.co.uk/blog/new-drawing-challenge-lizzie-mary-cullen-123214
The campaign, which aims to raise £1m for ChildLine, will see 85 artboxes in the shape of the landmark red telephone boxes dotted across London, each in its own unique design created by artists and designers.
Lizzie added: "In a non-stop round-the-clock Draw Marathon, I’m going to cover a BT Artbox with illustrations of ‘What makes London, London!’"
First Direct aims to raise a further £10,000 during the campaign by donation matching when someone donates at: www.nspcc.org.uk
Lizzie Mary Cullen has previously (successfully) undertaken such marathon illustration challenges as the Pendurance Challenge, Illustrating 50 London locations in 24hrs! and more recently Draw My Story.
First Direct handpicked Lizzie for this project, saying that Lizzie was an: "Illustrator and all round creative person", and "An award-winning London artist who has made a big name for herself in a short time."
A 2008 graduate of Goldsmiths college, Lizzie Mary Cullen has already exhibited internationally in London, New York and Paris and been profiled by The Independent, BBC London and WIRED. In 2011 she was named one of the Hot 50 people making a difference in design by Design Week Magazine.
When asked about the project she said:
"24 hour challenge… bring it on! This is such a cool project and for an amazing cause. The only thing I’m slightly concerned about is being mauled by London’s population of urban foxes at 4 in the morning, but I’m sure me and my trusty pens can fight em off."
The finished Artbox will be on display in Covent Garden from 21st of June to 16th July.