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: Go Out into the Country
Artist: Graham Sutherland, 1938
Size: 35 x 28cm
Sutherland's poster promotes winter outings to the countryside. The text encourages customers to take advantage of pleasant winter days rather than wait for 'better' weather. The leafy trees and presence of a butterfly suggest summer rather than winter, but the welcomed view is a welcome contrast to a gloomy office.