Week 42: FMP-London Transport Museum

by wangtianchen

I have been to the London Transport Museum last week, this is a part of my process in my research in order to know the historical project of the London Underground. I found this is a really interesting museum that people can acquire knowledge and also playful.

There was one exhibition called The Prize for Illustration 2015: London Places & Spaces, displays 100 illustrations that capture a variety of aspects of London’s unique character and qualities. The works in the exhibition range from the contemplative to the crowded and loud, imaginary or real, and from the past to the present – all places that form part this amazing City. Each of the illustrations is accompanied by a short description written by the artist revealing the inspiration behind their creation. [1]

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The Prize for Illustration 2015: London Places & Spaces in London Transport Museum

Personality, the best part of the transport journey was the Art and Poster section. Over 100 years ago Frank Pick commissioned the first graphic poster (No need to ask a P’liceman, by John Hassall, 1908) for London Underground.The stores are a permanent home to one of the world’s finest and most comprehensive collections of transport posters and artworks. Visitors can immerse themselves in the rich design heritage of London’s transport, explore some of the 7,000 posters that London Transport commissioned and get close to original artworks that are rarely seen by the public. [2]

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Art and Poster in London Transport Museum


[1] London Transport Museum. (2014). The Prize for Illustration 2015: London Places & Spaces. Retrieved July 08, http://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/whats-on/exhibitions

[2] London Transport Museum. (2014). Art and poster store tours. Retrieved July 08, http://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/whats-on/museum-depot/guided-tours#artpostertours