'Signal Succes', BR poster, 1940s.
© NRM / Pictorial Collection / Science & Society Picture Library
Poster produced for British Railways (BR) to promote the company's modernisation plan. The poster shows coloured electric signal lights, which worked automatically or were controlled from manned signal boxes. Artwork by Terence Cuneo, son of the artists Cyrus and Nell Cuneo. He studied at the Chelsea and Slade Art Schools and in addition to a long career designing railway posters, he also painted portraits (including royal portraits) and ceremonial and military subjects.