Opening today at the Museum of Modern Art is a small exhibit, Underground Gallery: London Transport Posters 1920s-1940s, which includes approximately 20 posters that decorated London subway stations in the interwar years. Modernist poster designers featured in the exhibition include Edward McKnight Kauffer, László Moholy-Nagy, and Abram Games. Many of these British underground posters will appear at Swann's Travel Poster auction in November.
A similar exhibition, Art for All: British Posters for Transit, is on view at the Yale Center for British Art through August 15th.
Edward McKnight Kauffer, Winter Sales are Best Reached by the Underground, 1922. Sold on November 11, 2005 for $2,990.
Labels: Abram Games, Edward McKnight Kauffer, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, London, London Underground, MoMA, Nicholas Lowry, travel posters, Vintage Posters