London Transport PosterArt 150

Written by typenowhere March 19th, 2013

Over the past four years we have been running a poster project for our level 2 BA graphic design students at UWE, Bristol which is rooted in the traditions of [...]

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Over the past four years we have been running a poster project for our level 2 BA graphic design students at UWE, Bristol which is rooted in the traditions of the International Typographic Style, a design style developed in Switzerland in the 1950s that emphasizes cleanliness, readability and objectivity. Emphasis was placed on dynamic composition, simple colour schemes and hierarchy of information using san serif typefaces, letterforms and shapes rooted in architectural structure.

Each year we aim to tie the project in with a major national or international event (last year the students produced posters for the 2012 Olympics) so the celebrations taking place this year commemorating the 150th anniversary of the world’s first underground railway fitted perfectly, as poster art has always been such an integral part of the London Underground ‘experience’.
Students were therefore asked to produce an A3 screenprinted, two colour poster promoting the ‘Poster Art 150 – London Underground’s Greatest Designs’ exhibition currently on show at the Transport Museum.

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