Old London Underground posters from 1908-1933

The London Underground has made more creative use of poster art than any other commercial organisation in the world. It all goes back to the early 1900’s. Frank Pick was Head of Publicity for the London Underground in 1908 and commissioned hundreds of posters by both popular artists and relatively unknown ones too. Man Ray, David Hockney, Edward McKnight Kauffer and Paul Nash are amongst the many artists who have produced artwork for the tube.

Therefore much of early and even current London Underground posters show how far you can travel on the tube and show the wonderful places you can travel to, particularly when you are not doing your normal 9 to 5 daily commute.

It’s beautiful posters which are so awesome in their ways and art. I miss the old days… 🙂

Click here for all the posters in order from 1908-1933. Enjoy!

1933-Wimbledon1927-Cup Final 1911-Way For All 1913-When In Doubt 1916-St Albans 1918-Kew Gardens 1921-Winter Sales 1922-London Museum 1923-Natural History Museum 1926-Kew Gardens  1928-London Museum

About Rincewind

Love my vintage pinups, burlesque, smoking fetish and weirdness. Swedish person lived in Sweden, London and now Prague. Love moving around, metting new people. Open your mind for new experiences.

Posted on November 11, 2009, in Misc pictures and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Some of these are really wonderful …. it’s a shame really that we don’t see this anymore.

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