Poster Art 150
London Underground's Greatest Designs
Exclusive to the London Transport Museum.
Over the Underground's illustrious 150 year history, it has developed an unrivaled reputation for commissioning a huge range of bright, engaging advertising posters from some of the world's leading artists and graphic designers. A panel of eight experts chose 150 designs from the 3300 Underground-specific posters in our care, resulting in a remarkable display and the largest London transport poster exhibition in over half a century. A fitting way to mark a very special year.
The exhibition runs from 15 February - 27 October 2013.
Title: By Underground to Fresh Air
Artist: Maxwell Ashby Armfield, 1915
Size: 35 x 28cm
This is an early example of an abstract artistic approach to commercial design. Frank Pick did not shy from commissioning adventurous or stylistically challenging works, as long as the poster was arresting and therefore fit for purpose.