I doubt seriously that on any of my multiple visits to Britain that I've come back without multiple images of their stylish red telephone boxes. I love that even in a day of mobile phones, you can still find them, particularly in areas that are even somewhat visited by tourists. There's just an expectation to see these telephone booths dotting the landscape of British cities and villages. In fact, many if not all of them, are protected listed buildings today.
This particular artwork is from the Thames Embankment near the Temple Tube Station. It happens to be amongst my oldest prints and has been without a doubt my most popular single piece. It never seems to fail to garner attention both from Anglophiles and those who are simply attracted to that bright pop of red against the graphical black and white London sidewalk.
I think this particular image has an almost universal appeal as I've known Anglophiles that fell in love with it at first sight as well as those with just a passing interest in things British. I wish I could quantify exactly what that innate appeal is and bottle it for use, but that's sadly not possible. I'm just glad lightning struck for this particular picture taken on the streets of London, one of my favorite places.
June 14th, 2012
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