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Wordless Wednesday: Revisiting the past...

This Wednesday, I tapped "The London Transport Museum Collection" again from their poster collection this time... Unknown to many people outside London, London Transport often commissioned some amazing artists to do artwork for their posters... Click here to view more than the few I've included below... if you like art, it's WELL worth the click!

...and just for some fun...

Although one could "hop" on a bus, I'd recommend using both feet.

...we can relate to the above one right now...

Sure, THIS bus is free... well, for a day...

A modern poster saying "Keep it green by using public transport"? Nope... it's from 1961!!!

...and the last one's for Sue... specially commissioned by London General (the bus company that would become London Transport) to aid in tourism...

Sue's Queen...

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Comment from: Sue [Visitor] Email ·
My Queen!
PermalinkPermalink 02/06/08 @ 08:45
Comment from: Jessie [Visitor] Email ·
I love the blast from the past. Happy WW!
PermalinkPermalink 02/06/08 @ 08:53
Comment from: Jeanine [Visitor] Email ·
Great ads, I love the old time advertising.
PermalinkPermalink 02/06/08 @ 09:29
Comment from: Penelope Anne [Visitor] Email ·
Great nostalgia there.

I need to think about this Wordless Wednesday, but getting me to shut up isn't easy.

On a side note, I'm keeping Sue in my thoughts, and any ideas why her blog is so hard to load for me, but yours pops right up?
Thanks :)
PermalinkPermalink 02/06/08 @ 09:40
Comment from: liza [Visitor] Email ·
Nice collection of ads you have here..Those are really neat..
PermalinkPermalink 02/06/08 @ 10:39
Comment from: mommy's little corner [Visitor] Email ·
Beautiful collection! Happy WW.
PermalinkPermalink 02/06/08 @ 14:30
Comment from: admin [Member] Email ·
Hey Sweety... Yup, I saw her and thought, "She is for Sue!"

Hello Jessie... I try to mix 'em up!

Hiya Jeanine... What I loved is the artistry... it's quite spectacular in some of the posters!

Hey There, Penelope Anne... Thanks... Sue really appreciates it... I'll go through her code this weekend and try to find the culprit!

Howdy liza... I wish they WERE mine... they're from the London Transport's Museum Collection...

Salutations, mommy's little corner... Thanks kindly!
PermalinkPermalink 02/06/08 @ 15:58
Comment from: Laura [Visitor] Email ·
I really love that first picture. It's like something out of a book I want to read. I read Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere thinking it would be about a lost world kind of thing. It was and I liked it.

Happy WW. I'm lazy... er... late getting mine out today.
PermalinkPermalink 02/06/08 @ 16:49
Comment from: admin [Member] Email ·
Hey Laura... I know... and some of the other artwork on the linked site is even more phenomenal... I'll be by and check for your WW!
PermalinkPermalink 02/06/08 @ 17:12
Comment from: SandyCarlson [Visitor] Email ·
The one you noted with "we can relate" strikes me as whimsical and contemporary. What fun. Thanks for this series. They are beautiful posters.
PermalinkPermalink 02/06/08 @ 23:04
Comment from: admin [Member] Email ·
Hey SandyCarlson... They are a lot of fun! Thanks for the comment!
PermalinkPermalink 02/07/08 @ 06:40
Comment from: Lady Banana [Visitor] Email ·
Love these old LT ads..

I was at the LT museum a few weeks ago, wonderful.. I also have a whole book of this type of art!

On another note, I saw your comment on Lauras blog re FF 3..

Installed it but it's not very good (yet) as the extensions are not compatible.
PermalinkPermalink 02/07/08 @ 17:19
Comment from: admin [Member] Email ·
Hey Lady Banana... Well, it is a beta version (the new one yet to come) and it does run along side your old one... so I thought it might have been a good balance. In time, all extension will work when they do the "final release"...
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