Gerald Mac Spink (flourished 1920 – 1940)
For Pleasure, Travel by Underground (c. 1930)
26 x 18 cm
Original design for a London Transport poster. Framed.
A dynamic Art Deco poster design by Mac Spink. A boldly-coloured harlequin figure encourages travel via the London Underground.
Spink was a skilled artist and designer who produced a series of posters in the inter-war period for companies including the London Underground, Southern Railways, LNER, Hawker Engineering, and British Steel. He won a prize in 1933 from the Imperial Institute for his poster artwork. He also worked as an aeronautical engineer in Kingston-on-Thames for Hawker Engineering; his greatest achievement was the creation of the ‘Squanderbug’, a 500cc racing car which he built in 1947, and which races even to this day.
Provenance: the artist’s estate.
Condition: good; a few small scuffs to gouache, as visible in photographs. Handsomely framed.
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