February 26, 2020 4.17 pm This story is over

Check out the draft designs for the 2020 Lincoln Imp Trail

Preliminary designs have been revealed for a range of Lincoln Imp statues which are set to be scattered across the city. The inventive and vibrant designs include a Joseph Banks Imp and even a ‘Vincimp’ van Gogh. As previously reported, 36 full-sized Imps will invade Lincoln when the trail hits the city’s streets this year.…

Preliminary designs have been revealed for a range of Lincoln Imp statues which are set to be scattered across the city.

The inventive and vibrant designs include a Joseph Banks Imp and even a ‘Vincimp’ van Gogh.

As previously reported, 36 full-sized Imps will invade Lincoln when the trail hits the city’s streets this year.

In a planning application to City of Lincoln Council, some of the designs for the statues can now be revealed.

Among the locations suggested for the imps include St Marks, the University of Lincoln library and outside the city’s Transport Hub.

Lincoln BIG has worked with public art expert Will in Art on the trail.

Lincoln BIG Chief Executive Sarah Loftus said: “We’re really excited about the IMPTrail coming to Lincoln, and the fact that planning permission has been sought for the locations of the Imps around our city.

“The designs submitted as part of the planning process are still in draft format, so what has been published online are not the final versions of our cheeky chappy.

“We invite everyone to come and see the Imps in their locations from 4th July when they will be proudly wearing their newly designed outfits.

“We’re grateful to the support of all our sponsors, the artists and look forward to raising funds for St Barnabas, our charity partner.”

The Lincoln Charter Barons’ and Lincoln Knights trails helped bring extra people into the city with 210,000 visitors and 280,000 visitors in 2015 and 2017. 

The Barons and Knights trails also raised £166,800 and £178,000 respectively for charity.

The Imps have already caught the attention of national press when they first made a birthday suit appearance in the city.

Many couldn’t help but poke fun at the statues’ long-legged design.

Some already caught a glimpse of the public painting effort. 

You can see some of the designs for this year’s trail below:

 

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