'The Cambrian Coast', GWR poster, 1938.
© NRM / Pictorial Collection / Science & Society Picture Library
Poster produced for Great Western Railway (GWR) to promote rail travel to the Cambrian Coast of Wales. GWR enthusiastically promoted the magnificent scenery and allure of Wales, and even published a book in 1936 of 'Rambles around the Cambrian Coast', written by Hugh Page and describing nearly 300 miles of walks over the hills and through the valleys of the west coast of Wales. Artwork by Charles Pears, a marine painter in oil who was an Official Naval Artist during the World Wars. He worked as a poster artist for rail companies and other clients and was also a book illustrator.