Poster Art 150: London Underground's Greatest Designs

Metropolitan Railway, unknown artist, 1886

ConstancyJulius Klinger, 1929 & By Underground to fresh air, Maxwell Ashby Armfield, 1915


Epping - Central line extension, K G Chapman, 1949 & Winter sales, Edward McKnight Kauffer, 1921


To summer sales by Underground, Horace Taylor, 1926 & London Zoo, Abram Games, 1976


Cycle and Motor Cycle Show, Charles Burton, 1930


Brightest London is best reached by Underground, Horace Taylor, 1924 & Avoid the wet - travel Underground, Kathleen Stenning, 1925

London Underground is continuing it's 150 year anniversary celebrations with Poster Art 150: London Underground's Greatest Designs - an exhibition showcasing 150 of the greatest ever Underground posters selected from their collection of over 3300 posters.

The last major exhibition of these posters was way back in 1963 to celebrate it's centenary so it really will be worth a look. Alongside letterpress posters from the late nineteenth century, there will be designs from Edward McKnight Kauffer, Paul Nash and Man Ray.

The exhibition runs until October 2013 so there's plenty of time to see it. But if you can't get over there don't worry, the exhibition sponsors, Siemens are running an online vote for your favourite poster so you can see them all (and vote for them) here.

All images copyright London Transport Museum.

Sat 16 Feb 2013

Posted under: Design , Exhibition , Posters

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