Royal River

National Maritime Museum, London

Royal River: Power, Pageantry and the Thames

Charming animations and an expansive projection depict intriguing stories of the Thames

Working with consultancy Land Design Studios, NewAngle produced three single-screen animations detailing three legends of the Thames: the historic Livery Companies of the City of London; the gruesome Great Stink of 1858, when the effluent in the river stopped Parliament sitting, and resulted in the building of the capital’s current sewer system; and the intriguing annual tradition of ‘swan upping’. NewAngle created Victorian-style illustrations and used 3D techniques to generate the animations.