Poster Girls at London Transport Museum
I contributed an essay to the book that accompanies the exhibition 'Poster Girls' at the London Transport Museum. The exhibition features over 150 posters and original artworks by women and runs until January 2019. Many of the designers featured have made, and continue to make, an incredibly important contribution to poster design but generally they are not as well-known as their male contemporaries. The Poster Girls exhibition will help to redress this by bringing their work to the attention of a wider public audience. My essay discusses the 'poster girls' linked to Central Saint Martins, and the former art schools that joined to make CSM: The Central School and Saint Martins School of Art. As with all my research related to Central Saint Martins, it would not have been possible without the generous sharing of knowledge and time from colleagues at CSM, particularly Judy Willcox, Sarah Campbell and Anna Buruma from the CSM Museum and Study collection, and Paul Rennie in Graphic Communication Design. Many thanks are also due to the curators of the exhibition, Evdoxia Apostolu and David Bownes for revealing many treasures in the London Transport archive.