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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