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Commuters to pocket Emin wallet
Design on Tracey Emin's wallet
Tracey Emin's wallet features a picture of her cat Docket
Artist Tracey Emin and author Jeanette Winterson are among the stars who have designed travel wallets to celebrate 60 years of the Arts Council England.

Emin, best known for the unmade bed that earned her a 1999 Turner Prize nomination, has drawn a picture of her cat Docket on her travelcard wallet.

Winterson, who wrote Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, has written a romantic short story set in a train station.

The Art In Your Hand wallets will be distributed across the UK this month.

Other artists taking part in the project include Adam Sutherland, Jyll Bradley and dancer Michael Clark.

Tracey Emin
Emin will produce a solo show at this year's Venice Biennale
The scheme follows a similar campaign in which artists designed reusable bags for a supermarket chain.

"I actually have an Oyster card, but I really don't like the wallet, so I thought it would be good fun to make something I like," Emin said.

"Travel can be cute. And it's good to celebrate 60 years of the Arts Council."

The Emin wallet features the caption: "We've got fur and lots of ears. Love Tracey Emin."

This year, the artist, from Margate in Kent, will become the second woman to produce a solo show for the UK at the Venice Biennale, following Rachel Whiteread in 1997.

The artist will produce a show of new work for the British Pavilion at the world's longest-running international art exhibition.


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