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London Transport issued this poster in 1966. It promotes travel to the City's contemporary art galleries. The design, by the prolific artist Hans Unger, takes the form of a diagram charting avant-garde art movements. The colours and font make it instantly recognisable as a section of the Tube map. However, the layout does not actually appear anywhere in this exact form.

Details

  • Title: Art today
  • Creator: Hans Unger
  • Date Created: 1966
  • Physical Dimensions: 1038mm, 656mm
  • Type: Poster
  • External Link: Record in London Transport Museum Collections Online
  • Reference number: 1983/4/7603
  • Physical Description: Poster made of a composite of images including a tree trunk which forms the torso of a female figure, whose illustrated face is depicted within a square with a blue background. Her bust is represented with bullseye type shapes. Beside the figure is a series of geometric shapes and designs including the roundel, above these shapes is an imagined section of the tube map showing the northern, central and Victoria line intersection, however the station names have been replaced by artist movements. Below the geometric shapes is an image of a door handle.
  • Item location: Acton Depot

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