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Think you’ve got a vision of a great greener future? Then it’s time to get Twitterarty.

On 4 and 5 May, May car brand Smart and illustrator Johanna Basford will be at London’s Southbank drawing the public’s visions for a greener future on to a Smart fourtwo electric car, as part of the brand’s Smart Urban Stage showcase.

Basford's robot
Basford’s robot

The brief for the tweets is simple – “What will the future look like?”.  Smart is asking for people to submit ideas on what innovations and inventions will make your life easier, better or greener in the future.

Suggestions can be submitted via Smart’s Twitter, @smartfortwoUK, using the hashtag #smartpic. The best and most creative ideas will be sketched onto the Smart electric drive from 8am to 8pm over the two days.

The concept aims to combine creativity and design together with social networking to produce a live design project. The resulting doodle-festooned vehicle aims to create a limited edition print that captures the public’s imagination and their ideas for the future.  

Basford's robot
some plants in a bin

The event will be streamed live so that you can watch the collaborative art piece take shape at http://www.facebook.com/smartcaruk.
TwitPic snap shots of the design in progress will be posted at 15-minute intervals throughout the two days to show how the piece is developing and to spot as it appears in the artwork.

a very Smart little car
a very Smart little car

The final car will be on display for the duration of the Smart urban stage until May 16th.

The Smart Urban Stage will be in place at Doon Street car park, London SE1 from 3-16 May, with the live illustration taking place on 4 and 5 May

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