London Transport Museum to show iconic posters: we pick our favourites

London Transport Museum will be showcasing iconic posters at its Depot in Acton with four tours starting at the end of the month. Hundreds of posters from renowned artists such as Man Ray and Abram Games have been selected from the 7,000 commissioned by London Transport since 1908. Here M+H Advisor picks its favourite five from the tours

Art Today by Hans Unger. Published by London Transport, 1966. Born 1915 in Germany, died 1975. Designed posters for London Transport 1950-1974. Printed by C S and E Ltd, 1966 Format: Double royal Dimensions: Width: 656mm, Height: 1038mm Reference number: 1983/4/7603
Brightest London by Horace Taylor. Published by Underground Electric Railway Company Ltd, 1924. Born 1881 in London, died 1934. Designed posters for the Underground Group 1924-1926. Printed by Dangerfield Printing Company Ltd, Format: Double royal Stylistic approach: Flat colour Dimensions: Width: 622mm, Height: 1016mm Reference number: 1983/4/1745
London Transport, by Man Ray (also known by the name Emmanuel Rudnitzky). Published by London Transport, 1938. Born 1890 in Philadelphia, USA, died 1976. Designed posters for London Transport 1938. Printed by Waterlow & Sons Ltd, Format: Double royal Stylistic influence: Surrealism Dimensions: Width: 620mm, Height: 1008mm Reference number: 1983/4/5186
Zoo, by Abram Games, 1976. Born 1914, died 1996. Designed posters for London Transport 1937-1976 Medium: Gouache Dimensions: Width: 645mm, Height: 1020mm Reference number: 1980/8
London after dark, by Fred Millett. Published by London Transport, 1968. Born 1920, died 1980. Designed posters for London Transport 1962-1968. Printed by Waterlow & Sons Ltd, 1968. Format: Double royal. Dimensions: Width: 635mm, Height: 1016mm. Reference number: 1983/4/7645

London Transport Museum dates for guided tours:

  • Friday 28 August 2015
  • Saturday 29 August 2015
  • Friday 27 November 2015
  • Saturday 28 November 2015
  • 2016 dates to be confirmed

For more information and to choose your favourite poster see the online collection here.