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The poster collection covers over 100 years of graphic art

London Transport Museum’s poster collection contains some of the best examples of posters as an art form anywhere in the world. The tradition of employing both established and emerging artistic talent to promoting public transport was started by Frank Pick in 1908. Since then, posters have played a key role in the wider vision of corporate transport design. Over 5,000 designs and 800 original artworks are available online. The collection continues to grow and represents a remarkable cross-section of artists displaying a huge range of styles, formats and techniques. There are posters to inform, educate, reassure, entertain and inspire.

A row of red and green moquette covered tube seats

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Moquette by the metre

Take home an iconic piece of the Underground! You can now buy moquette by the metre from our shop. Available in 18 different designs!

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An illustration of a crowd of people at Piccadilly Circus

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Friday Late

Explore the Museum after hours at our next Friday late. Step back in time and enjoy London's rich nightlife throughout the ages, from Victorian music halls to influential subcultures.

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A cherub gesturing to a banner which reads Courtesy aids

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Object of the month

When promoting leisure travel, the Underground often used romance as a theme, On a few occasions, London Transport even issued special Valentine's posters like this one featuring cute cherubs.

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