London Transport museum – Poster Art 150

At the far end of Covent Garden bustling square is the London Transport museum. Last Friday ( Friday 17th May) they had a late night event celebrating poster art 150. London Underground’s greatest designs. This was the first time I had visited the place. It was an evening of music, art, drink & talks.

I met up with some delightful people from the London instagram meetup (https://www.meetup.com/Instagram/London-GB/). This was where I first heard about the event.

The evening started with a talk by Andrew Martin who discussed his book “Underground Overground”. He talked about his early memories of traveling on the underground and about the history of the system. An interesting book which I might delve in at sometime.

Long exposure of the data from the underground trains as they pass through London.

Next was the tour of the gallery with the Poster art celebrating the various designs. Some were designed by famous artists at the time. The original idea of the posters were to give information to the public. Later adding underground etiquette and places to visit in the off-peak time.

In the creative workshop I put my artistic skills on the line. Designing a bag front using paint. Picture below, let me know what you think 🙂

Below are some of the photographs I took plus more can be seen on my Flikr & instagram account here.

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