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Artist - Tom Eckersley

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Tom Eckersley, born 1914 in Lowton, Lancashire, died 1997. Designed posters for London Transport 1935-1995

  • Educated; Salford School of Art; 1930-1934


Tom Eckersley spent much of his childhood drawing. He was greatly inspired by the work of A. M. Cassandre and Edward Mcknight Kauffer. At college he met Eric Lombers, who shared his passion for progressive poster art. From 1934 they collaborated on a number of poster design for key patrons London Transport, Shell and the BBC. During the Second World War Eckersley produced propaganda posters for public service agencies including the Ministry of Information and the General Post Office. After the war, the bold simplicity and timeless quality of his designs led to prolonged international success. His teaching inspired new generations of progressive designers for over 30 years.

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