“I feel like London is the only city in the world which is instantly recognisable by its transport images,” says Elizabeth Scott, head curator at the London Transport Museum. “The tube map, the roundel, the red bus – they’re all symbols of London itself.”
This influential power of some of London’s classic transport design imagery is reflected in The London Transport Museum’s latest temporary exhibition.
Poster Parade – a temporary poster show at the museum that changes every three months – has opened its first exhibition of 2017, Re-imagining Historical Posters. The curators have painstakingly picked 21 posters from their collections, a mix of historical, original posters and more contemporary ones which have been influenced by this iconic imagery.
Poster Parade: Re-imagining historical posters runs 27 January – 27 April 2017 on the Mezzanine, Level 1 at London Transport Museum, Covent Garden Piazza, London WC2E 7BB. Source Extract from review by Design Week)