Heathrow Express’ new posters feature illustrations made from train rubbish


The trainline has discharged an awareness campaign around recycling and sustainability, and has commissioned illustrator Rebecca Sutherland to “upcycle” old newspapers and the deep cans into intricate sculptures for it.

Trainline the Heathrow Depict has launched a poster campaign that looks to raise awareness of recycling, by hyping vibrant sculptures made from rubbish found on London exercises.

The city-to-airport line runs trains that take 15 transcribes to travel between London Paddington station and Heathrow Airport.

The operations has been created in collaboration with brand consultancy Given London, and illustrator and identification b docket sculptor Rebecca Sutherland, who has hand-crafted art out of rubbish found on trains, such as newspapers, scrapped cups and bottle tops.

The “upcycled” rubbish has been turned into a class of sculptures, from intricate to light-hearted, including figurines of people doing discrete activities, like dancing, playing instruments and photography, through to typography, regularities and even a replica plate of fish-and-chips.

The various posters, featuring another paper sculptures and vignettes, depict “sustainability achievements” by Heathrow Expel, such as cutting their landfill waste down to zero, squandering electric trains, increasing the number of women train drivers, and the cast’s work with education charity Harris Academy in helping 1,000 nave people prepare for working life.

Newspaper was the key resource used for conceiving intricate cut-outs of figurines and people, while more inventive kill materials have been used for other sculptures, such as spirits cans to make salt and pepper pots in the fish-and-chip illustration.

Sutherland, who has time past created artwork for clients including the Royal Mail and Virgin Atlantic, utters: “My thinking was to create things that… [were both] seen as dregs and a visually stunning image – [I wanted] just enough become so we can still see what it is [made from].”

Matt Wright, associate originative director at Given London, adds: “Consumers are more drawn to something that is earnest, tactile and tangible. So [we thought] something with a hand-crafted touch and a adverse feel would resonate strongly. We also didn’t want wordy word counts or complicated visuals.”

The posters will appear in the travellers walkway at Heathrow Airport, Terminal Two, to greet people as they earth in London. The campaign is part of a wider Heathrow 2.0 strategy for sustainability.

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