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Art of the poster label
Primrose Hill, 2007
Paul Catherall (b. 1967)
From the mid-1990s, London Transport Museum has commissioned art-based posters for the Underground. Catherall has produced some of the most striking recent examples. This linocut employs traditional techniques ( see film ) to present a modern view of London from Primrose Hill.
Open air London
Londoners are very fortunate in having a large number of green open spaces, where they can escape the hustle and bustle of city life. Many of these were the former grounds of large houses or royal parks, whilst others were specially created as London expanded. The River Thames also offers Londoners a variety of day trips. Further outdoor attractions include London's public sculpture and historic sites like Highgate Cemetery. All these open air destinations have been promoted by London Transport posters.
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There are over 5,000 acres of historic parkland in London. The Underground has always promoted parks as offering a peaceful retreat from the bustle of city life. Each park has its own unique history and character, an element of which is often the subject of promotional posters. Chestnut Time at Bushey Park, the deer at Richmond and horse shows in Hyde Park have all been the subject of posters promoting open air London.
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