January 2 @ 10:00 am - January 13 @ 5:30 pm
A century of art and design
This powerful exhibition shines a spotlight on 20th and 21st century female graphic designers and reveals the contribution they have made to poster design over the last one hundred years. With over 150 posters and original artworks on display, this exhibition recognises some of these forgotten design heroines and reveals the hidden stories behind their work.
Poster Girls – a century of art and design features some of the leading female artists who have worked for London Transport and Transport for London including well-known designers, such as Mabel Lucie Attwell, Laura Knight, Enid Marx and Zandra Rhodes, alongside lesser known women who nonetheless changed the way Londoners viewed their city. The works on display show a dazzling spectrum of artistic styles and mediums; modernist, figurative, flat colour, boldly patterned, abstract, collage and oil.
Starting in the early 1900s the exhibition takes a broadly chronological approach, moving through the decades to contemporary times, unearthing how each era influenced the artists’ stylistic approach and highlighting the role played by London Transport in commissioning female talent.
Exhibition closes Sunday 13 January 2019.
Join LTM’s experienced volunteers on a guided tour of this exhibition Poster Girls. Tours are drop in, and are scheduled for Monday afternoons at 14:00 and 15:30 and last around 45 minutes. The meeting point for all tours is at the Information Desk on Level 1. Please check on or before your arrival that a tour is scheduled.
Please note that these tours are aimed at an adult audience, however children are welcome. Tours are included in your admission cost.