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Creator:
Bill Leeson, born 1934, British
Commissioned by London Transport, 1937–2004, British
Printed by Waterlow & Sons, British
Title:
London Zoo
Date:
1965
Medium:
Lithograph
Dimensions:
Sheet: 38 7/8 x 24 3/4 inches (98.7 x 62.9 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered, lower center: "WE ANIMALS really are well-off in London. Take the London Zoo- smart new Elephant House, | brilliant and unconventional new Aviary (not quite finished), classic-of-modern-architecture Penguin | Pool, all in the setting of Nash's Regent's Park. Whipsnade's wide open spaces are high on | Dunstable Downs - just like home but safer and very much more comfortable. Chessington is more | intimate, and caters specially for children. At all three zoos we welcome visitors. They enjoy | themselves. And, of course, they interest and amuse us too… | Ask for a free 'Know Your Animals' leaflet at any London Transport Enquiry Office"

Signed lower left: "Bill Leeson"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Henry S. Hacker, Yale BA 1965
Copyright Status:
© TfL
Accession Number:
B2004.18.38
Classification:
Posters
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
advertisement | animal | animal art | green | lion | logo | red | tourism | transportation | zoo
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:53409
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