Exhibition

GPO poster design

7 Oct 2009 – 4 Nov 2009

Event times

10.00am - 6.00pm

Cost of entry

FREE

London College of Communication

London, United Kingdom

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  • 1, 12, 35, 40, 45, 53, 63, 68, 100, 133, 148, 155, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 322, 333, 343, 344, 360, 363, 453, C10, P5
  • Bakerloo and Northern line
  • Thameslink to Elephant & Castle

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The exhibition will reveal the cutting-edge of GPO (General Post Office) poster design from 1930 — 1960, featuring work by leading designers such as Tom Eckersley, Edward McKnight Kauffer and Pat Keely. It will explore how the GPO used design both to address public perceptions of a government service and for commercial purposes, promoting its business and spurring people to action. Photographs and other archive material will be used to contextualise the posters within the graphic design.

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