This weekend celebrates the 60th Anniversary of the TV show Dr Who... with the blue Tardis Police box a familiar sight in all the programmes... So in celebration of all those old police boxes, some of which can still be seen around city centres, here is an illustration inspired by the only surviving box to be found in Sheffield City Centre on the corner of Surrey Street.
The City of Sheffield originally had approximately 120 such boxes, introduced in the late 1920's they served as a point of contact for both police and public, with the one on Surrey street remaining in active service until the 1980's.
Nowadays though you will often find them successfully repurposed for a range of uses including Ice-cream stands, ticket offices, but the one that really caught my eye on a recent trip to Scotland, was the one found on Princes Street in Edinburgh...
I thought it looked Fab! What a great use of a small space; that's definitely what I call thinking outside the box!
If you'd like to see more Sheffield Landmarks, check out my Illustrated Map of the City...or if you would like an illustration of your own favourite places and spaces please get in touch...
Oh and by the way, Yes! before you ask, I was one of those children that watched Dr Who from behind the sofa!
In this space which has no ceilings, walls or doors... I would like to invite you in, and share with you some of the simple things in life which help to inspire my illustration work, from music to the places and spaces we call home...