There's a whole section of the London Transport Museum dedicated to how the development of the tube lines contributed to the explosion of suburbia in the early 20th century and how Tube poster art became a way of selling the suburbs to commuters as plum places to dwell. The concept of a mythical Metroland was created.Tonight's talk at the Museum has David Bownes, Senior Curator, exploring how posters offering a glimpse of a better, healthier, lifestyle fuelled the growth of London and changed the shape of the city for ever. Part of the Art of the Poster season. Prebook on 020 7565 7298 £8/6/4, 18.30-19.30 and find time to get there early to take in the collection too.
Last Updated 10 March 2009