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Peter Gray
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Train and travel posters..

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http://www.travelpostersonline.com/trai ... s-18-c.asp

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so much atmosphere these charming posters..saw some on Antique Roadshow priceless BBC 2 6.30pm program..
Found this great website to see more..
I would love to see posters like this advertising todays products..
as I said before with drawn covers for magazines..the same could be the same for adverts and posters..

These artists out there need jobs..the photographers shouldn't have the monopoly.. :P :wink:

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I particularly like the Coronation poster, because the Gresley A4s are probably my favourite locomotive class, and the painting captures speed very well.

At home I have a model railway and I have two A4s - Mallard in LNER garter blue, and Andrew K McCosh (named after an LNER director) in BR green.

Another rather famous railway travel poster is the LNER's jolly fisherman skipping along the beach! This and a few others can be seen at the National Railway Museum.
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posters you would want on your own wall..
how many of todays posters could you do that?!!

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great stylized idealism, Peter; my kitchen walls are festooned with reproductions of 30s/40s contemporary ads: you'd love 'em!

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Our kitchen has loads of postcards on the wall showing the old adverts like Guiness..

Robert Opie Collection postcards...
and these..
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i like how the colours all blend together in a pleasing way..

http://img.allposters.com

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the steam really adds to the magic..and the mystery..

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The colouring had a real hyper realness to it..just the right amount of detail and good solid colours..

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I have for a long time loved these posters, dragging us back to comics slightly, here is Viz Comics' take on the Skegness poster (it has swearing on it I should point out before you hit the link)

http://www.vizprints.com/image.php?id=1 ... earch=true

Does anyone know of one of these railway posters advertising either Weymouth or Portland, where I live, I would like to get a big one for my kitchen wall but have never seen any. The Portland line has long since been 'Beechinged' but the trackbed is a most pleasureable walk if anyone is ever down this way.
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I go to Portland every year so know the trackless path..
My wife's sister has a holiday home at Portland so we often stay..

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