Friends excursions: London Transport Museum’s poster collection

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Tuesday 28 March 2017
11.30am — 1pm

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Charles Sharland, The swiftest way to pleasure; Whitsun joy wheel (detail), 1913.

Poster. 63.5 x 101.6cm. Published by Underground Electric Railway Company Ltd, 1913. Printed by Waterlow & Sons Ltd. © Transport for London.

Join us on our behind-the-scenes tour of the London Transport Museum’s selection of delightful and nostalgic posters, which reveal a fascinating journey through a century of art and design.

The London Transport Museum’s Depot in west London is home to one of the world’s finest and most comprehensive collections of transport posters and artworks with more than 7,000 posters in its collection.

The modern graphic poster came into use in the 1890’s, revolutionising advertising and propaganda. In 1908, Frank Pick became the Publicity Officer for the London Underground, then known as the Underground Electric Railways Company of London. Through his prioritisation of poster designs, Pick completely changed the corporate identity of the Underground and went on to commission works by some of the world’s best-known artists including Man Ray, Abram Games and Edward McKnight Kauffer. This really is a hidden treasure-trove not to be missed.

This event is also taking place on 7 February 2017.

● Fully booked

● Cancelled

Tuesday 28 March 2017

11.30am — 1pm

Meet at London Transport Museum Depot, 2 Museum Way, Acton, London, W3. Nearest tube: Acton Town.

£24.