Poster Parade

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The Poster Parade celebrates London Transport's most iconic poster designs and designers. Based on a new theme every 3 months, the display features a selection from London Transport Museum’s collection of over 5,000 posters that cover over 100 years of graphic art.

The Poster Parade celebrates prominent anniversaries, events and current topics in London today. Our poster collection can be explored on our online collections site and reproductions of some of these poster designs are available on the Museum’s online shop.

Clean Air for London

11 January to 29 March 2019

This display highlights initiatives to make London cleaner and greener. For many years, travellers have been urged to leave their cars at home and use public transport, or other ways of getting about, such as cycling or walking. People have also been encouraged to escape the city and enjoy green spaces around London in their leisure time. But air pollution remains a serious problem. Toxic air caused by domestic coal-burning and industrial pollution has been reduced, but pollution caused by road transport persists. Transport for London (TfL) is tackling this with measures to deliver cleaner air and a better quality of life for everyone living and working in London.

See a preview of the parade below, and some additional posters you won't find in the Museum!

2016 2658

Cycling for pleasure

Easy Tiger Creative, 2016

2007 4618

Extend your life. Cycle.

Unknown artist, 2007

1983 4 2669

Spring beckons you

Gwynedd M Hudson, 1929

1983 4 2565

Bicyclism – the art of wheeling

Austin Cooper, 1928

2016 2653

Cycling for families

Easy Tiger Creative, 2016

2000 6713

Expensive day return, cheap day return

Unknown artist, 1983

2016 2659

Cycling for work

Easy Tiger Creative, 2016

1994 107

One Day Travelcard

Artist unknown, 1993

1983 4 1753

Fresh air in London's parks

James Henry Dowd, 1924

Émigré Poster Designers

The next Poster Parade opens on 29 March 2019 celebrates four decades from artists and designers who fled Nazi Europe and settled in the UK. London Transport, under the direction of Chief Executive Frank Pick, commissioned many of the best of these émigré designers to produce some of the most distinctive posters on the network.