London Memories A3 Print Set Limited Edition
London Memories A3 Print Set Limited Edition
London Memories A3 Print Set Limited Edition
London Memories A3 Print Set Limited Edition
London Memories A3 Print Set Limited Edition
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London Memories A3 Print Set Limited Edition

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London Transport Museum has commissioned an exclusive, limited edition set of four A3 posters that were originally produced as a memento of home for troops serving on the Front Line during the First World War.
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London Memories A3 Print Set

London Transport Museum has commissioned an exclusive, limited edition set of four A3 posters that were originally produced as a memento of home for troops serving on the Front Line during the First World War. 

Before the First World War, the Underground Group had developed a reputation for commissioning successful advertising posters. Colourful designs presented London in a new light, encouraging people to take trips to the countryside, theatre or the zoo. As the war dragged on it became inappropriate to promote non-essential leisure travel. Instead, propaganda posters for display at home and abroad were commissioned.

Four posters, titled ‘London Memories’, were sent to troops fighting on the Western Front. The posters were displayed in army billets to raise morale and to remind soldiers of home.

Limited edition of 1,000.

About the prints:

London Memories: Hampstead
Artist: Fred Taylor
First issued in 1918

London Memories: Kew Gardens
Artist: Fred Taylor
First issued in 1918

London Memories: Wimbledon Common
Artist: Emilio Tafani
First issued in 1918

London Memories: Denham
Artist: Emilio Tafani
First issued in 1918

About the artists:

Fred Taylor
Fred Taylor was born in 1875 in London and was educated at Académie Julian, Paris and Goldsmiths
College, London. Fred Taylor was best known for his posters of buildings and architecture. His main clients included the Underground (later London Transport), Empire Marketing Board, railway and shipping companies. He was also a decorative painter, exhibiting regularly at the Royal Academy. Fred Taylor was frequently commissioned by London Transport and its predecessors, and he produced 64 artworks for use as posters. Fred Taylor died in 1963.

Emilio Tafani
Emilio Camilio Leopoldo Tafani was born in Italy in 1885 and studied art in Florence and Livorno
after which he was admitted into the prestigious Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera in Milan. Tafani later
moved to London where he produced 21 artworks for Underground Group companies between 1915
and 1920. Tafani was a chromo lithographer and for a number of years ran his own business (ELT Studios). He died in 1963.

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