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Celebrating the Year of the Bus, London 2014

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London Transport and Transport for London are celebrating the Year of the Bus this year with a few notable anniversaries: London has benefitted from the service of the world’s first mass-produced motor bus (100 years), the RT-Type bus (75 years) and the Routemaster bus (60 years) since 1914.

The iconic red double-decker London Bus is now one of the world’s most recognisable transport symbols (how many residents and tourists alike, both adults and children, look forward to sitting at the front of the top deck for those fabulous views?!), and we’d like to join in the celebrations through our collection of original vintage London Transport and related posters, from the 1930s to 1970s:

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To browse our extensive collection of original vintage posters from around the world and for more information and updates, please visit our website at www.AntikBar.co.uk and follow us on:

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AntikBar is a Member of the International Vintage Poster Dealers’ Association (IVPDA), the London Art Deco Society (LADS) and The Association of Art and Antiques Dealers (LAPADA).

 

 

 

The London Underground: celebrating 150 years (1863-2013)

On 9th January 1863 the world’s first underground train made its first passenger journey of 3 1/2 miles from Paddington Station to Farringdon Station on the Metropolitan Railway Line in London. In 1908 London Underground commissioned its first poster advertising designs becoming one of the leading patrons in poster art.

The American-born graphic artist Edward McKnight Kauffer, for example, was one of Britain’s most notable and influential poster artists during the 20th century, producing some truly stunning posters for the London Underground and London Transport. The London Transport Museum in Covent Garden will be holding an exhibition – “Poster Art 150” – from February to October 2013, showcasing works of art by both well known and lesser known artists who all made an impact on its outstanding poster advertising campaign.

To celebrate this special anniversary, here are some of the original vintage London Underground posters listed on the AntikBar website:

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March Timetables, 1930s – artist: Beath (aka John Miles Fleming)

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Buckingham Palace, 1934 – artist: Edward McKnight Kauffer

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Hammersmith, 1936 – artist: Pat Keely

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Staggered Working Hours, 1945 – artist: Pat Keely

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London Olympics Underground Map, 1948 – artist: unknown

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Puppets, 1964 – artist: Thomas Osbourne Robinson

Note: AntikBar will again be participating at the next Decorative Fair in Battersea Park, London. Visit the News & Events page for more information on this popular event (free entry tickets will be available on request in advance).

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UPDATE – here are the latest London Underground posters recently added to the AntikBar website:

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