Transport Museum is showing for the first time, some of the original artworks
used for the best known posters ever produced. On until the 4th of January,
the exhibition showcases 100 years of art from artists and designers including
Edward McKnight Kauffer, John Bellany, Howard Hodgkin and Abram Games.
Colourful posters encouraging people to travel by bus, tram and tube since
the early 1900s, the works cover a range of media from media to mosaic
and Oils to embroidery.
Pick, who took charge of the Underground publicity in 1908 commissioned
works from young and established artists. By the 1920s, the underground
was producing more than 40 posters a year, bringing the best of graphic
art to the public. Although the use of posters had declined in the mid-
80s, 2000 say the launch of Platform for Art program.