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October 25, 2019

Friday File: The Tudor Transit Brexit

From Transport for London

A trip on the London Underground (or Tube) always has a lot of advertising posters, some quite clever. But over a century Transport for London have prepared some very clever messaging. This poster was released in 1981 and is dated a bit by the use of the funky font which gives away the era. You can also take a look at this design blog that features one hundred of the best posters that have been posted for the London Underground from 1911 on.

And below, one of my favourites from London Northwestern Railways:

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This clip from a local news station in New York City is labelled as “the city before gentrification.”  What now provokes nostaligia wasn’t all that great if you actually had to live in a city of rapid decline – and this illustrates how sad it was.  And now funny.

Worth listening to just for the accents and attitudes of the New Yawkers.

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