The Royal Parks Collaborates with Renowned Illustrator Sir Quentin Blake

World-famous illustrator Sir Quentin Blake, best known for illustrating his own books and those of Roald Dahl, has partnered with The Royal Parks charity to create illustrations in iconic London parks such as Hyde Park.

The Royal Parks has commissioned 27 designs from Sir Quentin Blake to appear on signage across the parks. So far, the signs can be seen in Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens. There are plans to include the signs in Richmond and Greenwich Parks later this year.

This project is part of a wider plan to improve, upgrade and standardise signage and interpretation across all of London’s Royal Parks by 2026.

Sir Quentin Blake signage

I am delighted that my drawings will find themselves in the Royal Parks. The inclusion of my illustrations on signs means that visitors can enjoy them, and that the everyday park rules and admonitions are offered in a cheerful and friendly spirit.

Sir Quentin Blake, Illustrator

The Royal Parks Collaborates with Renowned Illustrator Sir Quentin Blake

Quentin Blake’s illustrations are revered around the world. His iconic drawing style reminds us all of the wonderment of being a child and the delight of exploring new spaces and having adventures. We are delighted to partner with him on this special project.

Quentin Blake’s signs are, quite literally, pieces of art and we hope that when people stop to appreciate them, they will smile but also understand the serious messages that lie behind the playful images. We all have a responsibility to care for our valuable green spaces.

Lucy Kellett, Head of Visitor Experience at The Royal Parks

The Royal Parks Collaborates with Renowned Illustrator Sir Quentin Blake