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Edward McKnight Kauffer (1890-1954)
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Edward McKnight Kauffer (1890-1954)

POWER, THE NERVE CENTRE OF LONDON'S UNDERGROUND

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Edward McKnight Kauffer (1890-1954)
POWER, THE NERVE CENTRE OF LONDON'S UNDERGROUND
lithograph in colours, 1930, printed by Vincent Brooks, Day & Son, Ltd., London, condition A-; not backed
40 x 25in. (102 x 64cm.)
Literature
Kauffer, no.50; O.Green, p.68; Yale, no.9; London Transport Poster, p.39
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Please note that this poster was designed in 1930, but released to the public in 1931.

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Lot Essay

Of the 140 posters Kauffer designed for the Underground, this rare example released in 1931 best illustrates the influence of Modernism on his work, reflected in the use of bold, geometric shapes. Kauffer broke from the traditional look of London Underground posters by employing a typographic style pioneered by the Bauhaus in Germany.
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