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HAPPINESS arrives at Hammersmith Broadway tube station

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Image captionImage 1: Pictured is Dan Vo’s redesigned sign at Hammersmith tube station. PHOTO: TfL

Hammersmith tube station has a new look after local artist Dan Vo redesigned the station’s sign to a loud and proud rainbow with the word ‘HAPPINESS’.

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Image caption: Image 2: Resident artist Dan Vo, who has lived in H&F for almost a decade, pictured with his Happiness roundel

Dan’s new-look sign is one of 10 to have been redesigned across the tube network to celebrate London’s LGBTQ+ community. The eye-catching Transport for London roundels boast positive messages and vibrant colours, reflecting their creators and the capital’s LGBTQ+ community.

Each roundel’s location was chosen by its creator. Dan, an educator in LGBTQ+ history who works in the Victoria & Albert MuseumGunnersbury Park Museum and the Sotheby’s Institute of Art, chose Hammersmith as he has lived in the borough for almost a decade and wanted to highlight the diversity found across H&F.

“I wanted to highlight what makes H&F special and that’s its diversity,” he said. “Whether you’re at Westfield, down by the river, or at one of the three theatres where recent plays have so creatively shown LGBTQ+ lives, Hammersmith & Fulham is clearly a place for everyone.”

His roudel combines the Pride flags with familiar TfL moquette (the design of the recognisable TfL seat fabric) – and the colours for Intersex Pride, Bi Pride and Trans Pride can all be found within it.

“I wanted people to be able to say they’d found happiness on their way to work, or their journey home,” Dan added.

“As a migrant who found such an accepting and inclusive home in H&F it was really important to me that other migrants might also be able to find happiness on their journey.”

To read more about Dan’s roundel and the other nine Pride roundels, visit the Transport for London website.

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