John Bainbridge designed posters for London Transport 1953-1957.
He was born 1919 in Sydney, Australia, died 1978.
- Educated; Swinbourne Art School, Melbourne, Australia;
- Educated; National Gallery School, Melbourne, Australia;
John Bainbridge started his career as an artist in Australia. He exhibited there widely, whilst working as the art director at the National Theatre in Melbourne. He moved to England in 1945, where he worked as an exhibition, theatre set and costume designer, a poster artist and documentary filmmaker. In 1959 he was elected a Fellow of the Society of Industrial Artists.
The text in the poster says;
A New Yorker, a bit of a mystic,
Found his guide a shade unrealistic
For the Windsor she knew
Was no longer on view.
The guides on London Transport conducted coach tours are up to date and flesh and blood too, Green line routes 704, 706, 718 and 726 also go to Windsor.
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