Tuesday, 20 December 2011
Posters in the London Transport Museum
The London Transport Museum site is a major source of 20th century posters, which were used on the Underground or on buses. Commissioned by Frank Pick from 1908 onwards from leading and avant-garde artists of the day, these posters caused the Underground to be dubbed 'the world's longest art gallery.' The posters advertised London attractions and events, accessible by Underground or bus. They are all online, and searchable by theme, artist, date, and colour. There are also online essays and an online exhibition. The screen shot shows some of the results of a search for Christmas, with posters encouraging people to shop early, go to the theatre, make room for other passengers, or just wishing customers a Happy Christmas.