'Edinburgh: St Giles' Cathedral', LNER poster, 1930.
© NRM / Pictorial Collection / Science & Society Picture Library
Poster produced for the London & North Eastern Railway (LNER) to promoting rail travel to Edinburgh. The poster shows the interior of St Giles' Cathedral, which was founded in the twelfth century. The church has witnesed executions, riots and celebrations, and many famous Scots, including Robert Burns and Robert Louis Stevenson, are commemorated inside it. Artwork by Fred Taylor, who was commisioned in 1930 to design four ceiling paintings for the Underwriting Room at Lloyd's and murals for Reed's Lacquer Room. He exhibited at the Royal Academy and other London galleries and worked for the Empire Marketing Board, LNER, London Transport and several shipping companies.