Inspired by urban details that are often overlooked by Londoners and tourists, LORIS&LIVIA create for the Vicotoria and Albert Museum two authentic London souvenirs : a matchbox and a pencil, both inspired by the Belisha beacon. The yellow globe lamp atop a tall black and white stripy pole was named after Minister of Transport Leslie Hore Belisha who introduced the beacons in 1934 to mark pedestrian crossings. A bold and quirky urban symbol that brings humour to the streets of London.
Matchbox 40mm x 195mm
Pencil 190mm, Eraser 25mm
Available from the V&A Shop.
Photographs by James Champion, 2016