An illustrator has created a special piece of artwork to say thanks to frontline workers in the North East.

James Dixon, of Lines Behind, designed a poster that is displaying on digital outdoor billboards and adshells across many towns and cities including Newcastle and Sunderland.

Smart Outdoor and Clear Channel Outdoor organised for the artwork, which is drawn in James’s distinctive style, as a way of showing gratitude for the NHS.

On his Facebook channel, James said: “It’s a bit surreal seeing my work being shared all over and in and around Newcastle, Gateshead, Shields & Sunderland on big digital billboards, kiosks and bus stops! NHS North East this one’s for you! Thanks for all you are doing to make everything better! πŸ’™