To Hire A Bus or Coach

Andrew Power [Sybil Andrews, 1898–1992 and Cyril Power, 1872–1951] British
Printer Waterlow & Sons British
Publisher London Transport British

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In the early 1930s, Frank Pick commissioned Sybil Andrews and Cyril Power to create posters promoting excursions using public transportation. The artists credited eight posters as "Andrew Power," in reference to their respective surnames. However, according to Andrews, the labor was divided: Power secured the commission, and she designed the posters. To Hire a Bus or Coach features both the red buses of the city and the green coaches that made trips to the country. Many of their posters also celebrated sporting events, from ice skating and soccer to the Wimbledon tennis tournament and horse racing. Lord’s, Oval captures the spirit of cricket in its design while providing information about both upcoming matches and relevant bus and tram routes.

To Hire  A  Bus or Coach, Andrew Power [Sybil Andrews, 1898–1992 and Cyril Power, 1872–1951], Lithograph

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