Friday, 5 February 2010

EDWARD BAWDEN POSTERS

EDWARD BAWDEN was a well-known artist book illustrator who also worked in a number of commercial fields, including ceramics, wallpaper and advertising. Included in the latter were a number of posters. My grateful thanks to the Estate of Edward Bawden & the Cecil Higgins Art Gallery of Bedford, & Transport for London for permission to use some of the images.





©TfL/Bawden Estate 

1. British Empire Exhibition 1924. London Transport. 101 x 127cms. Polychromatic. Done in collaboration with Thomas Derrick.




©TfL/Bawden Estate

2. Hyde Park 1925. London Transport.101 x 63cms. Polychromatic.




©TfL/Bawden Estate

3. Changing the Guard 1925. London Transport. 101 x 63cms. Polychromatic.





©TfL/Bawden Estate

4. The Natural History Museum 1925. London Transport. 76 x 50cms. Polychromatic. 
 




©TfL/Bawden Estate

5. This Week 1930. London Transport. 101 x 63cms. Printed in black & green. 







6. Dried Beet Pulp c.1931. 76 x 101cms. Polychromatic. I have seen a suggestion that this was done for the Empire Marketing Board, but have not found any confirmation. Credits are to Chas. Baker, Advertising Agents & the Curwen Press.




7. Le Tourquet 1935. 49 x 31cms. Imperial Airways. Black, blue and beige.




©TfL/Bawden Estate

8. Hyde Park 1936. 101 x 63cms. London Transport. Polychromatic. The same design, with different lettering, was used for St James's Park & Regent's Park.




©TfL/Bawden Estate

9. Kew Gardens 1936. 101 x 63cms. London Transport. Polychromatic.


 



©TfL/Bawden Estate 

10. Chestnut Sunday, Bushy Park 1936. 25 x 30cms. London Transport. Blue, red green & black.
 




©TfL/Bawden Estate

11. Tring, Downe, Westerham 1936. 101 x 63cms. London Transport. Polychromatic.

 




©TfL/Bawden Estate

12. Barking, Knebworth, Knole 1936. 101 x 63cms. London Transport. Polychromatic.

 





13. Walton Castle, Clevedon 1936. 76 x 115cms. Shell 'Visit Britain's Landmarks' series. Polychromatic.




©TfL/Bawden Estate

14. Aldershot Tattoo 1938. 25 x 30cms. London Transport. Polychromatic.



 



©TfL/Bawden Estate
 
15. Now for the Holidays 1936. 25 x 72cms. London Transport. Blue, brown, yellow & black.




©TfL/Bawden Estate

 
16. Indoor Sport 1939. London Transport. 101 x 63cms. Black, green & orange.




©TfL/Bawden Estate 

 
17. Kew Gardens 1939. London Transport. 101 x 63cms. Polychromatic.

 



18. Hue & Cry 1947. Ealing Studios. 100 x 76cms. Polychromatic. This poster also came in a vertical format.

 




©TfL/Bawden Estate 

19. City 1952. London Transport. Pair poster, each 101 x 63cms. Polychromatic.

 



20. The Titfield Thunderbolt 1953. Ealing Studios. 76 x 100cms. Polychromatic. This poster came in several sizes and formats.





21. York The Historic City 1954. 101 x 127cms. British Railways. Polychromatic.


 

22. Pictures for Schools 1966. Royal Academy of Arts 76 x 56cms. Red & green.





 23. Royal Academy 200th Summer Exhibition 1968. 76 x 51cms. Polychromatic. 





 24. Saffron Walden Festival 1975. 148.7 x 57.1cms. Colour linocut in red, yellow & grey.
Note: This was hand-printed by the artist, so not many copies would have been produced. Another copy shows the base in blue rather than yellow.





25. Edward Bawden at the Octagon 1978. Fitzwilliam Museum. 40 x 28cms. Brown & black.


It does seem rather a long gap between 1954 & 1966, so perhaps there are some others waiting to be recorded.

















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