London Underground Posters from WWII
If I tell you that last night we went to ANOTHER interesting talk at a museum, you’re going to get the impression that we’re all cultural and stuff. But don’t worry, this week has so far been anachronistic. But we did go another talk last night.
“Seeing it Through”, at the London Transport Museum, was a talk and slideshow about posters designed or commissioned by the London Underground during World War II. It’s quite a fascinating subject, and I really enjoyed myself. I think Alex liked it too, although he was not as interested in some of the design aspects. The speakers were both excellent and well-informed, and I think I’m quite likely to go back next week for another talk!
This blogger was at the event last night, and her website talks a lot about various posters and such, particularly the now-famous (or infamous, depending on your design senses) Keep Calm and Carry On poster that has taken over the world.
Here are just a few of the posters we learned about:
Posted on 02/03/2011, in Publishing, Silly British Things, Transit, Within London and tagged British propaganda, London, London Transport Museum, London Underground, Poster, propaganda, transport, Transport for London, World War II, WWII posters. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.