Piccadilly line express trains - London Underground poster by Edward McKnight Kauffer, 1932
The 1932 western extension of the Piccadilly line, beyond Hammersmith, utilised the improved '4 track' section of lines to Acton Town - with the District (long established on this section) using the 'slow' and stopping services and the Piccadilly running 'non-stop' - thus allowing London Underground to sell these as 'express trains'. This wonderful poster, by the great poster artist and graphic designer Edward McKnight Kauffer, is bold and striking - it is mostly lettered in the artist's…
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London Underground in the 1970s/80s
Photographer Bob Mazzer spent two decades commuting to work and back on the tube. As he travelled, he used his Leica M4 and his own unique perspective to capture Londoners, commuters and tourists as they journeyed through the capital's network of tunnels. Here is a small collection of his work, some of which was first shown in a GLC exhibition at the Royal Festival Hall in the 1980's.
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