Bus-Tops: LED art for top deck travellers

The Bus-Tops are specially adapted bus shelters spread across 20 London boroughs with monochromatic red LED screens on each roof - each one of which is being used to display a surprisingly diverse range of public art.

Anyone from anywhere is the world is welcome to submit ideas for what can be displayed on the Bus-Tops - all you have to do is register at the Bus-Tops website (opens in new tab), create and then submit your design. So far over 420 have been submitted for display on the 30 Bus-Tops in London (opens in new tab).

Bus-Tops: LED art for top desk travellers - Forest stop

Bus-Tops: LED art for top desk travellers - Forest stop

Groovin' in the bus lane

There are also eight bus routes in London with more than one Bus-Top (opens in new tab) along its length, making them more than worth the return journey. They are:

  • Route 210 Westbound - Woodstock, Langland, Almington
  • Route 113 Westbound - Broadfields, Southfields, Langland
  • Route 688 Eastbound - Brides, Cowbridge, Kingsbury
  • Route 76 Eastbound - Lealand, Forest, Baring
  • Route 149 Eastbound - Lealand, Forest, Drysdale
  • Route 243 Eastbound - Lealand, Forest, Drysdale
  • Route 472 Eastbound - Boughton, Curlew
  • Route 4 Eastbound - Junction, Goswell

Part of the Cultural Olympiad (opens in new tab), the Bus-Tops project is being supported by London Buses (opens in new tab), ArtsAward (opens in new tab) and Arts Council England (opens in new tab). The public displays are expected to run until September 2012.

For more images, see the Bus-Tops group on Flickr (opens in new tab).

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