Words // Jack Lowe HUH.
To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the famous London Underground, the London Transport Museum will be presenting 150 of the most significant posters created specifically for the tube. During this period, advertising designs changed greatly, leaving us with a rich archive of typographic and illustrative styles – including the first ever illustrated tube poster from 1908. In total there were 3,000 posters for a panel of eight experts (including representatives of TFL, the Victoria & Albert Museum, artist Simon Patterson, Paul Rennie of Central St Martins, and designer Brian Web). The final 150 were then curated by Anna Renton into six sections, each themes around a different aspect of tube operations.
Poster Art 150: London Underground’s Greatest Designs is on now and will run through 27 October, 2013.
London Transport Museum
Covent Garden Piazza