Off Site: London Transport Posters at Christies

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It appears that the LTM are looking to auction off a number of excess posters from their archive, with the funds raised being ringfenced for future acquisitions.

Whilst unfortunately the decorating budget here at LR Towers doesn’t stretch far enough to allow us to take part in the auction itself, the online catalogue is well worth a look. Featuring over 300 posters, its a reminder of some of the events and artwork that have featured on London’s Transport network over the last century and beyond.

Please Pass Along the Platform - Fougasse

Please Pass Along the Platform – Fougasse

Piccadilly Extension - Edward McKnight Kauffer

Piccadilly Extension – Edward McKnight Kauffer

Escalator - Laszlo Moholy-Nagy

Escalator – Laszlo Moholy-Nagy

Cup Final - Tom Eckersley & Eric Lombers

Cup Final – Tom Eckersley & Eric Lombers

Underground Map of 1926 - Reginald Percy Gossop

Underground Map of 1926 – Reginald Percy Gossop

Many thanks to Ianvisits for the spot. Ian also recently paid a short visit to the Woolwich Box site for the future Crossrail station, which is worth a look.

Written by John Bull