tom eckersley RDI OBE 1914 - 1996

BR poster 1961

 

Tom studied commercial art at Salford School of

Art. During the 1930's he was amongst the

foremost poster artists of the period, producing

much work for Shell-Mex and London Transport. His

relationship with London Transport lasted over 50

years.

 

During WW2 he drew maps for the RAF and after the

war continued to design posters, in 1954 he joined

the teaching staff at the London College of

Printing, later to become Head of Department. He

helped to establish the first undergraduate courses

in graphic design in Britain. Tom Eckersely was

elected Royal Designer to Industry in 1961.

 

 

 

 

 

 

posters for RoSPA from WW2

some of these are available for sale in our shop - please enquire

 

These posters were produced as industrial safety propaganda to

support the production drive that supplied the armed services. The

posters were commissioned by RoSPA and underwrittenby Ernest

Bevin's Ministry of Labour. Tom was RoSPA's most prolific designer

during WW2.

 

check out these other rospa designers

abram games

pat keely

g r morris

manfred reiss

arnold rothholtz

 

 

thanks for these images to

 

Eckersley Archive LCP London

Eckersley Studio

Rothholtz Studio

Michael Nathan

Lynn Trickett

IWM London

LTM London

 

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illustrated exhibition catalogue LCC 2005 (click on link to read text by Paul Rennie)

 

Dr Paul Rennie gives very good lectures ( with slides, objects or powerpoint)

on RoSpa, visual culture and citizenship, the history of posters and graphic design.

Please contact him if this is of interest...

p@rennart.co.uk

 

NOW AVAILABLE FROM RENNIES

Tom Eckersley card Tom Eckersley card

GPO advetising greetings cards and envelope ( no message )

£1.50 each

 

Tom Eckersley poster London Transport Eckersley Lombers poster

1963 London Underground poster £250

1936 Eckersley Lombers London Transport poster £285

Tom Eckersley poster

1950s for GPO p.o.a.

 

Tom Eckersley children's book Tom Eckerlsley cat

1946 scarce first edition £125

for other available original posters by Tom Eckersley please look at our posters in the shop - click here

Paul was asked to do a small book on Tom Eckersley for the Antique Collectors Club DESIGN series...still 'on hold'

to return to the beginning...

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