Projects / London Transport Oystercard

2007

Grizedale Arts director Adam Sutherland was part of a mix of artists and writers commissioned (by Arts Council England) to create artwork for the London travel pass ("Oystercard") wallet aimed at promoting the arts.

Adam's design outlined a new set of rules for the country post the recent London bombings, and pictured the idyllic farm in Langdale (near Grizedale Arts' base) where the bombers reputedly trained.

The text on the wallet, by Adam Sutherland is:
"Rights of Persons:
TO SAY ANYTHING IN PRIVATE & NOTHING IN PUBLIC
TO FEEL SUPERIOR IN A VARIETY OF WAYS
TO INFLICT THEMSELVES & OR ANY PARTS OF THEMSELVES AT ANY TIME UPON ANOTHER OR OTHERS
TO BE RIGHT UNEQUIVOCALLY
TO SHRUG OFF THE BURDEN OF OTHERS
TO WHATEVER, BY ANY MEANS NECCESSARY
TO WANDER"

"With sincere thanks and regrets to: Privacy Laws, the Declaration of Independence, Legal Rights, Paris Hilton, Malcolm X, 10 Commandments, Islamic Principles, Green Cross Code, Rights of Man, Burgess Meredith / Mickey Goldmill, William Wordsworth, The Country Code, Lager Ads of the 1970's, Various Christian Doctrines, The Highway Code, Tony Blair, Milton, Raymond Babbit"