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Tom Eckersley (1914 – 1997)

Tom Eckersley was born in Lancashire, England in 1914.  He studied commercial art at Salford Art School and moved to London to become a freelance poster designer. He was amongst the foremost poster artist during the 30’s producing much work for London Transport.

He developed a style that emphasized geometric forms creating a bold, simple style well suited for posters.  The artist was not only involved in graphic design but also in teaching it.  He helped develop the first undergraduate courses in graphic design in Britain.

Images:  Courtesy of various sources.