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Hans Unger
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  • Condition: B+
  • Date: 1966
  • Designer: Hans Unger (1915 - 1975)
  • Printer: C.S & E Ltd
  • Publisher: London Transport
  • Size: Double Royal (630 x 1015 mm)

This rare London Transport poster by Hans Unger promotes contemporary art in the Capital with witty advertising copy and an adapted Tube map. According to the designer Brian Webb, Unger used "the geometric form of the map to signal new directions in contemporary art. The frontier stations include Kinetic Art, Combine Painting, Pop Art, Neo-Dada, Constructivism, and Junk Art. All can apparently be found in one of London’s galleries by the explorer equipped with ‘an open mind, Underground and bus maps and a sense of humour’." This copy has an overprint stating that the poster is a 'reproduction', which was done at the time to enable LT to sell surplus copies via their shop on the Marylebone Road. The poster is, however, an original, from the initial print run.