Railway Posters of Yorkshire

Ref: C2347227

This course will explore the poster publicity produced by the railway companies for Yorkshire destinations. We will be looking at a range of destinations: seaside resorts, the wide open rural spaces of the moors and dales, historic towns and cities. There will be a particular focus on the L.N.E.R. operating between 1923-47 as well as some from the pre-grouping era and British Railways after 1948. Fully illustrated with discussion.

Course aim

To explore the art and background of the production of railway posters featuring destinations in Yorkshire.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Contribute to constructive discussion about the material studied.
  • Relate examples of the the railway publicity to the wider social & cultural context.
  • Analyse and discuss a wide range of examples of railway publicity featuring coastal, rural & historical destinations.
  • Consider the artistic merit of this commercial art as well as its function to sell services.
  • Realise the enormous quantity of visual publicity produced by the railways within the period being studied.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

A notebook & pen may be useful for making notes.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Railway Posters of Yorkshire

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