Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Hester Loves...

Old London underground posters.

The first artist's posters were commissioned in 1908, and over 1000 artworks were created in the 1930s! There is still a tradition for art on the underground today, and it can certainly brighten up a dull tube journey.

Lovely watercolours of gardens and parks, adverts for great events like the boat race & Wimbledon, cartoons, abstract and graphic posters, there are so many to choose from, we just can't pick our favourites! But anything advertising London Zoo or shopping is popular with us! Most of our favourite designs are from the 1920s.

Summer sales quickly reached - Mary Koop (1925)

A fantastic and ever-changing selection of posters is on show at the London Transport Museum, the current display of prints are all designed by women artists. Don't forget to check out some of the amazing fabric designs for the seating as well. It's a great place to visit with children and an annual pass costs £16 for adults, we think it's a bargain!

Keep warm - travel Underground - Kathleen Stenning (1925)

© TfL from the London Transport Museum collection

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