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Quickly away, thanks to Pneumatic Doors

Poster
1937 (printed), 1937 (issued)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Colour lithograph poster promoting the introduction of pneumatic doors on the London Underground. The design features a central illustration demonstrating how the mechanism works.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Colour lithograph
Brief Description
'Quickly away, thanks to Pneumatic Doors'. Colour lithograph poster promoting the introduction of pneumatic doors on the London Underground. Designed by László Moholy-Nagy and issued by the London Passenger Transport Board, England, 1937.
Physical Description
Colour lithograph poster promoting the introduction of pneumatic doors on the London Underground. The design features a central illustration demonstrating how the mechanism works.
Dimensions
  • Height: 101.3cm
  • Width: 63.3cm
Measurements taken from: Summary Catalogue of British Posters to 1988 in the Victoria & Albert Museum in the Department of Design, Prints & Drawing. Emmett Publishing, 1990. 129 p. ISBN: 1 869934 12 1
Production typeMass produced
Marks and Inscriptions
  • 'moholy nagy' (Signed, bottom-left corner of sheet.)
  • 'Waterlow & Son. London & Dunstable' (Name of printers, bottom-right corner of sheet.)
  • 37-87-1500 (Dated and numbered)
  • 'QUICKLY AWAY, THANKS TO / PNEUMATIC / DOORS' (Lettered across the top-quarter of the sheet, in green and red, as part of the design.)
Production
Attribution note: Poster issued by London Transport
Subjects depicted
Associated Object
Bibliographic References
  • Borchardt-Hume,Achim ed. Albers and Moholy-Nagy: from the Bauhaus to the New World London : Tate, 2006. ISBN 1854376381. 190 p. : ill. (chiefly col.).
  • Summary Catalogue of British Posters to 1988 in the Victoria & Albert Museum in the Department of Design, Prints & Drawing. Emmett Publishing, 1990. 129 p. ISBN: 1 869934 12 1
Other Number
27/C5 - V&A microfiche
Collection
Accession Number
E.590-1981

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record createdJune 13, 2006
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