Thursday, January 24

Andre Marty

The other day when I went into London (one of the coldest days when the snow was heaviest and the trains almost stopped running) I spotted a poster advertising the tfl shop, which sells London underground memorabilia. These beautifully designed mugs and cake stand caught my eye and when I got home I looked up the artist. He is:

Andre Edouard Marty - 1882-1974

Andre Edouard Marty studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris. He worked as an illustrator, engraver and theatre designer. Particularly known for fashion plates produced for the Gazette du Bon Ton and Vogue. He also illustrated de luxe editions of French books, fashionable during the 1920's.
Composite poster is the collective name used for posters that can be displayed in sequence. Each component part can stand alone as a poster, but when displayed together they create one large design.
Andre Edouard Marty, born 1882, died 1974. Designed posters for the Underground Group and London Transport 1931-1933.

from tfl

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