Artist - David Langdon
David Langdon, born 1914 in London, died 2011. Designed posters for London Transport 1940-1943
- Educated; Davenant Grammar School, London ;
- Educated; London School of Economics;
David Langdon described himself as ‘a current affairs cartoonist’, citing Daumier and Fougasse as his key influences. Although he drew from an early age and studied Design and Decoration at school, he was largely self-taught. Langdon sold his first cartoon to Time and Tide in 1936. In 1937 he entered an illustrious relationship with Punch and contributed to the new magazine Lilliput. From 1939, Langdon produced popular light-hearted sketches commenting and informing on wartime London. His work appeared in the New Yorker and Sunday Pictorial, he illustrated humourous books and worked on advertising campaigns for Bovril, Shell and Schweppes. Langdon was a member of the London Sketch Club.