Friday, 9 August 2013

London Transport Posters - part 1



The London Transport Museum in Covent Garden Piazza, London, is celebrating poster design for London Underground with an exhibition showcasing 150 of “London’s Underground’s Greatest Designs”. The posters were selected from the Museum’s archive of over 3,300 Underground posters. The exhibition opened in February and runs until 27 October 2013 ltmuseum.co.uk

I thought I’d take a broader look at some London Transport posters generally. This is part 1 of a 2-part post on London Transport posters: 

1910 John Henry Lloyd. Too much of a Good Thing

1911 Alfred France. This Way for All

1912 Unknown. Temperature

1913 (Unknown). The Popular Service Suits all Tastes

1914 Fred Taylor. Chigwell

1915 Alfred Leete. Speed

1915 Edward McKnight Kauffer. In Watford

1915 Edward McKnight Kauffer. Oxhey Woods

1915 Maxwell Ashby Armfield. By Underground to Fresh Air

1916 F. Gregory Brown. St. Albans Route

1916 F. Gregory Brown. Waltham Abbey by Tram

1918 Fred Taylor. London Memories - Hampstead

1920 1922 Edward McKnight Kauffer. Hainult Forest by Motor Bus

1920 Edward McKnight Kauffer. Epping Forest by Motor Bus

1921 Charles Paine. For the Zoo

1921 Charles Paine. Uxbridge

1921 Edward McKnight Kauffer. Winter Sales are best reached by Underground

1922 Edward McKnight Kauffer. Winter Sales are best reached by Underground

1923 Edward McKnight Kauffer. Reigate Priory Park by Motor Bus

1924 Charles Shepard. Figures for 1923

1924 Edward McKnight Kauffer. Winter Sales are best reached by Underground

1924 Edward McKnight Kauffer. Near Waltham Cross by Tram

1924 Horace Taylor. Brightest London and Home by Underground

1924 Horace Taylor. Brightest London is Best Reached by Underground

1924 Irene Fawkes. The Problem of the Underground

1925 Frederick Charles Herrick. The Lap of Luxury

1926 Dora M Batty. There is Still the Country

1926 Frederick Charles Herrick. It is Cooler Below

1926 Horace Taylor. To Summer Sales by Underground

1927 Alfred Leete. The Lure of the Underground

1927 Alfred Leete. The Quickest Way to the Dogs!

1927 Frederick Charles Herrick. It is Warmer Below
 

2 comments:

  1. I think London Underground poster art is on a par with some of the best (such as Mucha). I have posted on this subject myself (http://todiscoverice.blogspot.co.uk/search?q=london+transport). Looking forward to part two. Incidentally the Kings Head Pub featured in the Chigwell poster is pretty much unchanged
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  2. Thank you, and nice to know some things don't change, especially pubs.

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