Speaking with Signwriter and Street Artist Lionel StanHOPE who created the Superman NHS artwork.
This morning started like any other. I woke up to my alarm clock going off (John Williams’ Prelude/Main Title March) and I was ready for the day! I checked my social media messaged and I had more than usual! “Check this out”, “Have you seen this”, “I thought you might like this”.
What happened? Has Man Of Steel 2 been announced? Has a new Superman comic/toy been announced? I opened up the links and then I saw what had been shared. Wow.
It was a glorious piece of artwork honouring the NHS for all the hard work they continue to. It was huge and was leaping off the wall it had been spray-painted on. My hero had been immortalised and his classic logo had been replaced with “NHS” on it. The NHS continue to do heroic work every day and I have been thankful for them my whole life. I am clumsy, as many of you know, and I have been in hospital more times than I care to remember. I had to find the artist to pass on my thanks and ask him a few questions. It didn’t take long and an interview had been set up with Lionel Stanhope. He has “HOPE” in his surname. This was meant to be!
Lionel has created some other Superman pieces in the past and he also made another one dedicated to the NHS that you can see on his Instagram page.
Lionel, thank you so much for the interview and for creating this wonderful piece of art for the NHS. When I go to London next I will be going straight to Cornwall Road and witnessing it in person.
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