3 July to 28 September 2018
This Poster Parade explores the representation of women in poster design. Women were increasingly recognised as an important audience for advertisers in the new consumer society from the 1920s onwards. They also formed part of a new generation of trained women designers making a growing contribution to posters displayed on London’s Underground. Despite the success of these designers, little was recorded of their work and lives. This display includes works from an exhibition at Central Saint Martins Museum & Study Collection ‘I Don’t Know Her Name But I Know Her Work’ alongside posters from the London Transport Museum collection.
A new digital display exploring the benefits of the proposed Crossrail 2 project is now open at the Museum. The display shows the proposed route and highlights how Crossrail 2 would meet the demands of a growing population, support hundreds of thousands of new jobs and homes and provide thousands of apprenticeships for young people.
Crossrail 2 would also significantly improve the connectivity of the UK’s rail network with a total of 800 National Rail stations brought within one interchange of the route.
We have to imagine the future before we can build it. Although the success of any one idea cannot be predicted, it is certain that innovation and creative thinking will be needed to transform our future cities. Innovation in technology and information systems, travel modes, architecture and infrastructure will all influence the urban future. Your personal needs and choices as you move through the city will also affect the tempo of change. Whatever direction we take or choices we make, transport will continue as the lifeblood of our future cities, including London - explore, experience and enjoy!