We’re excited about the showing of the 1928 film Underground at the Barbican next week. It’s been restored by the British Film Institute with music played by the BBC Symphony Orchestra. I’m really hoping that it’s going to feel as atmospheric as this gorgeous poster by Charles Pears which was produced a couple of years after the film in 1930. Posters like these were made to encourage people to use the Underground outside of the daily commuter rush hour.
Do any film buffs out there recognise the film showing in the poster? We’d love to know if it’s from an actual film or if it’s the artist’s great romantic vision.