150 Years of Posters Underground

Miles/February 20, 2013

From February 15th through October of this year, marking the 150th anniversary of the Underground, the London Transport Museum will showcase 150 of the most significant posters designed for the tube. Since the introduction of posters and graphic art in the transit system in 1908, transit-goers have had the benefit of and underground world filled with beautiful typography, illustrations and photographs. Out of 3,000 posters, a panel of eight experts (including representatives of TFL, the Victoria & Albert Museum, artist Simon Patterson, Paul Rennie of Central St Martins, and designer Brian Web) narrowed it down to 150 finalists that were curated by Anna Renton into six different sections.

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Poster Art 150: London Underground’s Greatest Designs is on now and will run through 27 October, 2013. More information on the opening can be found here.

London Transport Museum
Covent Garden Piazza
London
WC2E 7BB

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LT63.-To-summer-sales-by-Underground-by-Horace-Taylor-1926

1995.1823-Poster-The-Tate-Gallery-by-tube-by-David-Booth-of-the-agency-Fine-White-Line-1987.

Visit-the-empire-by-Ernest-Michael-Dinkel-1933.

 

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