London History at the London Museum - poster

Edward McKnight Kauffer designed this striking poster in 1922. It was published by the Underground to promote travel to London Museum. It is one of Kauffer's most famous posters and marks a considerable advance towards abstraction. His inspiration was an illuminated model of the Great Fire of London, which was on display in the museum at the time. The dramatic image conveys a powerful sense of the devastating size and ferocity of the event.
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