Free posters will be given out on London tubes as part of a campaign to tackle hate-crime

As part of the "London is Open" campaign launched by mayor Sadiq Khan to tackle hate-crime, free posters will be handed out at tube stations across the city on Thursday morning.

Art On The Underground is working in collaboration with the Mayor of London and has commissioned five artists to create limited edition artworks.

Back in July, after the UK voted to the leave the EU and xenophobic hate-crime spiked, Khan pioneered this plan to show the world that London still welcomes people and ideas from across the globe.

These new works will be displayed at every single tube station - all 270 of them - and will also be extended in poster form to a lucky few.

Sol Calero, Alexandre da Cunha, Jeremy Deller, David Shrigley and Mark Titchner have created posters that will be handed out for free to Tube passengers at Tottenham Court Road, Vauxhall, King's Cross, Shepherds Bush and Stratford stations from 7.30am.

Each station will have its own exclusive artwork, based on the themes of openness and diversity championed by the London is Open campaign. Each print is in a limited run of 5,000 and sends a message across London of internationalism, diversity and commonality.

David Shrigley
(Stefan Rousseau/PA)

Alongside prints, badges and limited edition postcard sets will be distributed, bringing all 10 artists' work together. The postcards encourage the public to write to friends and spread the message that London is open to all.

Fifty one-off Jeremy Deller tote bags will also be available from 7.30am to the first customers at each station. So you best get there fast!

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