Editors: David Bownes and Oliver Green, London Transport Museum
Publisher: Lund Humphries Publishers Ltd
Format: Available in Paperback and Hardback
This book celebrates a century of outstanding design commissioned by the Underground, London Transport and its present day successor, Transport for London. It explores the organization's pioneering role developed in the early twentieth century under the visionary leadership of Frank Pick.
Drawing on newly researched sources and unseen artworks in the archives of London Transport Museum and Transport for London, the book explores the key themes behind poster campaigns and the artists/designers who made them.
More than 250 images are drawn from the London Transport Museum's collection of over 5000 posters which represent the most graphic archive of its kind to be assembled by a single organization over so long a period anywhere in the world. Lavishly illustrated throughout, with commentary from ten specialist authors, London Transport posters - a century of art and design is an invaluable reference book and visual resource for all those with an interest in twentieth-century design.
This book contains 270 colour illustrations. It was published to coincide with the London Transport Museum's new major retrospective exhibition of poster design opening on 16 October 2008.