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Poster; For the zoo, by Maurice A Miles, 1934
Simple name : Poster
Date : 1934
Collection : Posters
Object location : Acton Depot
Reference number : 1983/4/3809
Size : H 1016mm, W 635mm
Publisher : London Transport : 1934
Printer : The Baynard Press
Descriptive size : Double royal
Content text : For the Zoo Camden Town Regents Park or Chalk Farm Station UNDERGROUND LONDON TRANSPORT
Title : For the zoo
Colour : Light Green
Printed by : The Baynard Press
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Cubism : Avant-garde movements, such as Cubism (c1908-1919), found expression in many poster designs, particularly in the late 1920s and 1930s. In Cubist artworks objects are broken up, analyzed, and re-assembled to depict the subject from multipal viewpoints. The poster artist appropriated these formal qualities of Cubism to striking effect.
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Double royal : Double royal has been the standard poster size used by the Underground since 1908. This 40 x 25 inch format has been used almost exclusively by railway companies.
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