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Creator:
Fred Millett, 1920–1980
Commissioned by London Transport, 1937–2004, British
Printed by Waterlow & Sons, British
Title:

London After Dark

Date:
1968
Medium:
Lithograph
Dimensions:
Sheet: 38 3/16 x 24 15/16 inches (97 x 63.3 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

In red type, bottom left of image: "f millett". In large pink type, beneath image: "LONDON AFTER DARK". In black type, beneath: "In the dusk, the West End come to life. Street lamps brighten, and the twinklink lights turn | Piccadilly Circus into a brashly magical fairyland. Floodlighting lends to St. Paul's, the National | Gallery, Westminster Abbey, a silvery, sharp-etched clarity. Evening shopping (on Thursdays), | theatres, cinemas, concerts, restaurants-London Transport takes you there, and home again.| Buses | run late, and the Underground until after midnight - 23 30 on Sundays." In pink type beneath: "Travel Enquires: telephone 01-222 1234 at any time, day or night." In tiny black type, bottom right of poster: "Waterlow London 167/6M/3700."

Lettered, lower center: "LONDON AFTER DARK | In the dusk, the West End comes to life. Street lamps brighten, and the twinkling lights turn Piccadilly Circus into a brashly magical fairyland. Floodlighting lends to St. Paul's, the National Gallery, Westminster Abbey, a silvery, sharp-etched clarity. Evening shopping (on Thusdays), theatres, cinemas, concerts, restaurants-London Transport takes you there, and home again. Buses run late, and the Underground until after midnight-2330 on Sundays. | Travel enquiries, telephone 01-222 1234 at any time, day or night."

In red type, bottom left of image: "f millett"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Henry S. Hacker, Yale BA 1965
Copyright Status:
© TfL
Accession Number:
B2000.8.15
Classification:
Posters
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:48764
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