London Underground Group - Whitsuntide 1929 leaflet, cover by Edward McKnight Kauffer

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    During the 1920s the London Underground Electric Railways Group of companies, that included the Tube, various if the tram companies and the London General Omnibus Company and that was known as the 'Combine', were well known for the quality of their publicity - a policy inspired and driven by Frank Pick. This is one of a series of regular leaflets for holiday services, advertising the places to go by tube, tram and bus. Each issue used artwork by a different designer, often the work of a artist associated with the famous and numerous posters issued by the company and its successor after 1933, London Transport. This wonderful design is by the famous designer and artist Edward McKnight Kauffer who was closely associated with London transport at this time. Compared with other designs in this series this is very challenging and typical of his work.

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    1. Matt Patton 21 months ago | reply

      Absolutely beautiful.

    2. geoff7918 21 months ago | reply

      Lovely work, thanks for showing it

    3. RETRO STU 21 months ago | reply

      OUCH! - do not raise your hand in front of a diving bird.

    4. Laters 7 months ago | reply

      Love that second 9/2

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