This Friday 2nd September the museum is opening late, for free, so that you can explore the design of the Mayor’s New Bus for London. This poster from 1979 celebrates 150 years of London’s buses. It starts with the old omnibus and goes through to the T-type Titan. Across the bottom are pictures of the staff in uniforms, tickets and machines and the bus stops. I love the original pen and ink drawings that Mike did for each element of the poster. They are really delicate and draw your attention to the design details.
My favourite bus stop is the one in the middle – it would be quite happy in Narnia! Which do you like and why?