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16 Oct 2017
OnTuesday, 31 October, Stagecoach East Midlands will display its unique hand print bus, which is designed to celebrate Hull’s status as UK City of Culture 2017.
Stagecoach East Midlands and Hull School of Art and Design launched the exciting project at the beginning of the year. Working together they transformed two double-decker buses into modern masterpieces. It was the idea of graphic design student Lauren Jones to create the bus, entitled ‘Paint the Town Hull’, which was one of two winning designs chosen by Stagecoach.
Lauren’s design took shape over the summer when BBC’s Face of Hull 2017, Kofi Smiles, joined over 330 local people to submit signed hand prints which were copied and transferred onto the side of a double decker.
At 12noon on 31st October at the Rose Bowl Fountain, Queens Gardens in Hull, Lauren will be joined by Stagecoach East Midlands and Hull School of Art and Design to display the bus and celebrate the many people who kindly contributed their hand prints to the creative project.
Michelle Hargreaves, Managing Director at Stagecoach East Midlands, said: “We are looking to giving the people who participated in the project the opportunity to see the finished product at first hand and meet others who took part. The bus is a real community effort and this is what we love about Lauren’s design, it has been created by local people for the local community.”
The Hand print Bus is in service and travels along routes throughout the City.