Bridlington, Yorkshire. Vintage LNER Travel poster by Tom Purvis. c1935
Travel poster produced around 1935 for the London & North Eastern Railway (LNER) to promote rail travel to the Yorkshire coastal resort of Bridlington, showing a mother and child paddling at the seaside. Artwork by Tom Purvis, who rallied for the professionalisation of commercial art. In 1930 he was one of the group of artists who founded the Society of Industrial Artists, which campaigned for improved standards of training for commercial artists in order to broaden their scope of employment. He became one of the first Royal Designers for Industry in 1936. This poster typifies Purvis' style, which was often characterised by flat, strong colours.This is truly an outstanding quality poster. It is printed on Fuji crystal archive photographic paper and is by no means a flimsy poster.
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