Tag Archives: London Underground Poster

Unpeopled

We’re going a bit off-piste today, heading for a change towards those heady days of modernity before the Second World War. That we’re doing this is all the fault of regular correspondent medieval modernist who pointed me at this particular set of posters a while back. And every since then I haven’t been able to stop […]

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Mrs Housewife on Display

There are some things I haven’t been telling you recently, and it’s time to fess up. The biggest omission is the Bloomsbury Auctions sale which happened last week. Now this wasn’t the most exciting collection of posters I have ever seen in one place, but there was one significant exception. This was three lots, right […]

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Highs and lows

So, as previously advertised, it’s time to consider the Christies London Transport Sale.  Mostly this boils down to just one thought which is that is was really very expensive, and if things carry on like this we won’t be buying very many posters in the future.  A large chunk of what sold could be put […]

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Typewriter dream of elysian fields

Less eBay, more auctions today, which makes a change.  The main excitement, at least it is if you are me, is a pair of Graham Sutherland posters up for sale at Wooley and Wallis in Salisbury.  This is the catalogue image. From the text, it appears that the other poster on offer is this (image […]

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Who knew?

Today’s news is that I did something to something yesterday and discovered a whole new online archive.  For a collection that I had no idea even existed in real life. It turns out that the British Council owns a socking great heap of posters.  Made up of things like this McKnight Kauffer. And this Purvis. […]

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Going Postal

The blog has been a little bit overlooked lately.  Apologies for that, I’ve had a rather urgent appointment with some wallpaper that needed to be removed.  It’s been a bad time to be distracted as well, because people – well the readers of this blog to be precise – have been sending me things.  And […]

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