On the Tube's 150th Anniversary, a Look at Famous London Underground Posters : Condé Nast Traveler

On the Tube's 150th Anniversary, a Look at Famous London Underground Posters : Condé Nast Traveler

BRITISH WW II ...Poster produced for Great Western Railway (GWR), London, Midland & Scottish Railway JUL16

BRITISH WW II ...Poster produced for Great Western Railway (GWR), London, Midland & Scottish Railway JUL16

Sights of London By Underground; by unknown artist, 1913  From its first pictorial poster in 1908, the Underground and then London Transport have promoted sightseeing throughout London. Posters encouraged visitors and Londoners alike to either take a conducted tour or to explore the city themselves. Well-known landmarks such as Nelson's Column and Buckingham Palace featured the most frequently, although lesser known places of interest were also publicised. Many posters focused on a specific…

Sights of London By Underground; by unknown artist, 1913 From its first pictorial poster in 1908, the Underground and then London Transport have promoted sightseeing throughout London. Posters encouraged visitors and Londoners alike to either take a conducted tour or to explore the city themselves. Well-known landmarks such as Nelson's Column and Buckingham Palace featured the most frequently, although lesser known places of interest were also publicised. Many posters focused on a specific…

Art on the Underground: Richard Long, Tube map cover (Earth), 2009

Artists' London tube map designs

Colour lithograph poster promoting the introduction of escalators on the London Underground. The design shows a diagram of an escalator on the right, with a cut-away to show the workings, together with three round diagrams on the left illustrating the escalator as a level platform, beginning to go down, and going down. There is a full text description in the centre and SOON IN THE TRAIN BY ESCALATOR is lettered across the top of the design in blue and white.

Soon in the Train by Escalator

Colour lithograph poster promoting the introduction of escalators on the London Underground. The design shows a diagram of an escalator on the right, with a cut-away to show the workings, together with three round diagrams on the left illustrating the escalator as a level platform, beginning to go down, and going down. There is a full text description in the centre and SOON IN THE TRAIN BY ESCALATOR is lettered across the top of the design in blue and white.

Pinning this only because LET'S NOT GO ON THE MILE HIGH SWINGING BRIDGE! THAT SOUNDS LIKE THE DEATH BRIDGE! WHY DOES THIS EXIST AS A THING THAT HUMANS CAN GO ON? I AM NOT INDIANA JONES!!! Grandfather Mountain {North Carolina}

Pinning this only because LET'S NOT GO ON THE MILE HIGH SWINGING BRIDGE! THAT SOUNDS LIKE THE DEATH BRIDGE! WHY DOES THIS EXIST AS A THING THAT HUMANS CAN GO ON? I AM NOT INDIANA JONES!!! Grandfather Mountain {North Carolina}

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