E is for…

… elephants (as suggested by @JoMurricane. Thanks Jo!)

‘For the Zoo’, from 1933, by Maurice A. Miles
‘For the Zoo’, from 1933, by Maurice A. Miles

This poster used to adorn the big wall halfway up our stairs. I saw it at the London Transport museum and instantly fell in love with it. Something about the colours and style of it just grabbed my attention.

I’ve struggled to find out any information about the man who painted this – he’s done a couple of other posters for the Underground, both for Kew Gardens. The biography on the London Transport Museum site only offers

Maurice A Miles. Designed posters for London Transport 1934

Doesn’t give much away, does it?

The style of art in Miles’ work sort of reminds me of one of my other favourite artists, Edward Hopper. I’m a huge fan of Hopper’s work, but that’s for another post!

There are some other wonderful posters from the London Transport Museum’s Poster Art 150 exhibition to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the world’s first underground railway in this post over at we made this.

As ever, thanks for reading. Who’s your favourite artist? And do you have any suggestions for ‘F is for…’?

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