Постеры британских ж/д

автор: Денис Песков


Любителям железных дорог, путешествий и постеров посвящается: от первых поездов до современности 🙂

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‘Modern Advertising: A Railway Station in 1874’. This lithograph by Alfred Concanen shows the barrage of advertising in a nineteenth-century railway station.
9781782001065_img12Towards the end of the nineteenth century there was a move towards simpler composition and short captions, although the images still betray their conservative Victorian roots.
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The NER poster ‘The Yorkshire Coast – Alice in Holidayland’ by Frank Mason, early 1900s.
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‘See Your Own Country First’ from the GWR, 1908, compares Cornwall with Italy in order to encourage travel to the south-west of England. It is printed on tinplate.
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Outdoor activities such as walking were very popular, as in this Southern Railway poster by Leslie Carr, 1930.
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Dame Laura Knight had a particular interest in dance and circus subjects which is reflected in her brightly coloured, sculptural figures in ‘The Yorkshire Coast’, c. 1935.
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Edward McKnight Kauffer produced six posters of Cornwall and Devon, this one from 1933. Although not as determinedly modern as some of his earlier work for London Transport, the posters show signs of his earlier influence by the European avant-garde
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Bird’s-eye views of coastal resorts like this one produced by Ronald Lampitt in 1946 were common.

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The strong diagonals of Cassandre’s 1927 design symbolise the power and strength of the railway in this Vorticist-inspired poster for the Southern Railway and the French Chemin de Fer du Nord.
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‘Herne Bay’ by Bromfield, c. 1956, shows the use of humour for seaside advertising in the post-war era.

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The strong diagonals of Cassandre’s 1927 design symbolise the power and strength of the railway in this Vorticist-inspired poster for the Southern Railway and the French Chemin de Fer du Nord.
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Edward Bawden’s 1954 poster for ‘York’ captures the historic architecture of St Mary’s Abbey and the theatricality of the mystery plays.
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British Railways’ Western Region took inspiration from turn-of-the-century GWR posters depicting local ‘types’ in its poster for Barmouth. This 1962 version depicts a far more glamorous woman than its 1901 counterpart.

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Early GWR literature often featured myth and legend; the BR Western Region modernised this idea with the use of cartoon imagery in this 1960 poster for Porthcawl.

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Clear, informative presentation was the order of the day by the end of the 1970s, as with this ‘Keep Your Station Tidy’ poster featuring Abba, from 1976.