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A man alighting from a bus into the path of the bus following. Colour lithograph after Robin Day.

  • Day, Robin, 1915-2010.
Date
[1954?]
Reference
32584i
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Description

Shows one of the types of British bus which had an open platform at the back. Passengers could jump off or on to the platform while the bus was still moving. They were replaced in London between 1982 and 2005, and subsequently from summer 2016, with buses having exit and entrance doors that were closed while the bus was in motion. The bus behind has the distinctive radiator of the type known as RT. The man stepping off the bus is the designer, Robin Day

Publication/Creation

London (Terminal House, 52 Grosvenor Gardens, London S.W.1.) : Issued by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, [1954?] ([Place of manufacture not identified] : Loxley Bros. Ltd.)

Physical description

1 print : lithograph, printed in colours ; sheet 76 x 50 cm

Lettering

Wait wait till it stops ; Robin Day

Lettering note

Bears number: RS/P/A54-1
Bears device: triangle in circle as roadsign
Three different lettering-types are used to describe the three activities involved: waiting (leaning backwards), the bus trundling onwards (cursive), and the final emphatic stop (sanserif caps bold in white reversed out of black, and boxed for good measure)

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 32584i

Languages

  • English


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