Exploding Traffic Signal

This is Illustration was my entry to the AOI - Serco Prize for Illustration. London Stories

The first ever traffic signal was placed near the Houses of Parliament on 10th December 1868. Based on the semaphore arms and lights used in the railway signaling systems; it had semaphore arms for daytime and a red and green coloured gas lamp for night. Unfortunately a month later it exploded injuring the policeman operating it and was never used again.

Created using Stick & Ink, Printmaking and Digital COllage
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