Percy Drake Brookshaw Boat Race Original Poster for London Underground 1937
Percy Drake Brookshaw (1907-1993)
Lithograph in colours, 1937, condition A/A-; backed on Japanese paper
25 x 30cm (10 x 12.5 inches)
Vintage Oxford v Cambridge Boat Race poster from 1937. These small posters were designed to be utilised on buses.
Born in Southwark and educated at the Central Schools of Arts and Crafts, Drake Brookshaw was a renowned designer for the Underground Group and London Transport between 1928 and 1958. His wonderful posters evoke a feeling of movement, and probably none more so than this one as the seven visible men strain on their oars. His clever use of colour includes both light blue for Cambridge, and dark blue for Oxford.
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