Underground London Zoo Poster Set
Set of 4 A3 posters featuring designs from the Golden Age of London Underground posters.
London Zoo features in more Underground posters than any other subject; at least two per year were produced throughout the 1920's.
Range includes the following posters:
For the Zoo, Rojan, 1935
Rojan (also known by the name Feodor Rojankovsky), was a Russian emigre illustrator who settled in Paris before fleeing to the United States after the German occupation of France in 1941. He was best known for his illustrations for children's books. Born in Russia 1891, died 1970, and designed posters for London Transport in 1935.
Take them to The Zoo, James Henry Dowd, 1924
James Henry Dowd was primarily a draughtsman, etcher and painter who specialised in illustrating children, particularly for the books by Brenda Spender. He was a regular contributor to The Graphic. From 1906 he contributed to Punch and became the magazine's first film cartoonist. Born 1884, died 1956. He designed posters for the Underground Group from 1924-1926.
Off to the Zoo, Reginald Rigby, 1915
Reginald Rigby designed posters for London Transport in 1915 and 1925.
For the Zoo, Ruth Sandys, 1925
In 1912 Ruth Sandys designed a set of illustrations 'Dickens for the Young', and posters for the shoe firm Lilly and Skinner between 1925-30. She designed posters for the Underground Group in 1925.
The Zoological Society of London was founded in 1826 by Sir Stamford Raffles. Since then, their mission has been to promote and achieve the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats in the wild as well as at ZSL London Zoo and ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.
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