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London Underground poster: Wimbledon Tennis

Contributed by Stephen Coles on Mar 12th, 2017. Artwork published in .
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    Marty, who was mainly a fashion illustrator in the Art Deco style, by the 1930s had become a set designer for theater and film – and his talent in those arenas has clearly been reflected in these small panels for the London Underground, intended for display in the Tube carriages themselves. He created 14 of them between 1931 and 1934. [See more.]

    The hand-drawn lettering is based directly on Johnston, the London Transport’s official typeface.

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