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Transport Posters and Others from the Leicestershire Collection

Transport Posters and Others from the Leicestershire Collection

The University of Leicester's Richard Attenborough Centre is hosting an exhibition of a varied collection of thirty-three posters...

The University of Leicester's Richard Attenborough Centre is hosting an exhibition of a varied collection of thirty-three posters, thirty being transport themed, two political and one product based.

The exhibition features works produced during the nineteen twenties and thirties, where strong drawing was still an important part of striking design.

The tram, the train and the bus where the standard means of reaching a destination, these works bestow the benefits of them all, as well as the places, buildings and events that you could be transported to.

The images retain an amazing visual freshness that survives the years. Come and see works by designers who could draw and paint and artists who could design. The exhibition contains works by Clive Gardiner, Austin Cooper, Nevinson, Dowd, Newbould, Herrick, Frank Brangwyn and Edward Bawden amongst others. Their striking efforts capture a joyful, relaxed time where pleasure was available on a more innocent, simple level despite the reality of social deprivation and the constant rumblings of international conflict that framed everyday life.

The exhibition takes place until 25th August, Monday to Thursday 9-30am till 6pm, Friday till 4pm

Further information available from the Richard Attenborough Centre, Lancaster Road, PO Box 138, Leicester, LE1 9HN. Tel: 0116 252 2455, Fax: 0116 252 5165. E-mail racentre@le.ac.uk

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