'It's Quicker by Rail - Two New Publications', LNER poster, 1923-1947.
© NRM / Pictorial Collection / Science & Society Picture Library
Poster produced for the London & North Eastern Railway (LNER) to promote the company's two new publications entitled 'A Round of Golf' by Bernard Darwin, and 'Salmon & Trout Rivers' by Jock Scott. The poster shows a group of male rail passengers with golf clubs and fishing bait, viewed through the carriage window, where they are seen smoking pipes. 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. Dimensions: 1016 mm x 1270 mm.