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Mind That Door - Eckersley

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Mind That Door - Eckersley Summary

Title - Mind That Door.
- Tom Eckersley (1914-1996).

- A rare Tom Eckersley poster, described by the University of The Arts London, as follows:
"instructs passengers to 'mind that door' in khaki text with sub-text to remind people not to open carriage doors when the train is in motion in black and red. The image is in the form of a collage, with a black and white photograph of a man stepping out an open carriage door to the right and hitting a stylised figure made-up of red blocks who is falling. The background is white." They also state it is from 1961.

Year Published - 1961
Size - Double Royal  (approx 40 x 25in or 101.5 x 63.5cm)

Other Details:
Original Vintage British Railways Travel Safety Poster.
Published by British Transport Commission P2136
Printed in Great Britain by Waterlow & Sons Limited

Condition Grade and Condition Report:
Grade: B+, un-conserved.
A little fold wear and a little fox spotting. More detailed photos are available on request if required.

More About The Artist:
Tom Eckersley was born in Lancashire in 1914, studied commercial art at Salford School of Art from age 16, where he met Eric Lombers. They both moved to London in 1934 to become freelance poster designers, known as Eckersley-Lombers. They were soon commissioned by Shell, the BBC, London Transport, the GPO and Austin Reed amongst others. During WW2 he drew maps for the RAF and after the war continued to design posters, including some for his pre-war clients and also British Railways. Tom's relationship with London Transport lasted over 50 years.
In 1948 he received the OBE for services to British poster design. In 1957 he became Head of Design at the London College of Printing. He helped to establish the first undergraduate courses in graphic design in Britain, and was elected Royal Designer to Industry in 1961.

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