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Poster; Gardens of earthly delight, by Tube, by Pascale Petit, 1990
Simple name : Poster
Date : 1990
Collection : Posters
Object location : Acton Depot
Reference number : 1991/135
Size : H 762mm, W 508mm
Print code : 591/420/6M(124)
Publisher : London Underground Ltd : 1990
Commissioner : Art on the Underground
Descriptive size : Double crown
Content text : Gardens of earthly delight, by Tube The new Palm House, Kew. Nearest station: Kew Gardens The Force that Through the Green Fuse...by Pascale Petit...
Title : Gardens of earthly delight, by Tube
Colour : Green,Purple,Grey
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Londoners are very fortunate in having a large number of green open spaces, where they can escape the hustle and bustle of city life. Many of these were the former grounds of large houses or royal parks, whilst others were specially created as London expanded. The River Thames also offers Londoners a variety of day trips. Further outdoor attractions include London's public sculpture and historic sites like Highgate Cemetery. All these open air destinations have been promoted by London Transport posters.
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London's gardens have been extremely well promoted on posters for the Underground. The subject lends itself perfectly to bright, vibrant and eye-catching design. Many posters simply publicised the seasonal bloom, particularly bluebells, crocuses and daffodils. Others advertised travel to specific locations, such as Kensington Gardens. The world famous botanical collection at Kew Gardens has appeared on more Underground posters than almost any other subject. The gardens at Hampton Court were also promoted as an excursion from London by tram.
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Double crown : Double crown is the descriptive size for posters that are 30 x 20 inches. This is slightly smaller than the standard double royal size, which is the most commonly used by the Underground. Double crown posters were originally displayed on the front panel of buses and the side panels of trams.
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