Charles Paine (1895–1967), a versatile and prolific British designer, began his training with an apprenticeship in stained glass, later attending evening classes at Manchester School of Art before moving to London to further his studies at the Royal College of Art. After graduating, Paine left London to work for the Applied Art Department of Edinburgh College of Art. He also designed stained glass for Guthrie and Wells in Glasgow. During the 1920s, he designed textiles and posters for a wide range of clients, including the Underground Group. Paine also worked in the United States for a time, as head of the Applied Arts Department of the Community Arts Association in Santa Barbara.
The images reproduced in this assortment are from the London Transport Museum, one of the finest poster archives in the world. For a century, copies of every poster produced for the Underground were kept, and when the collection was transferred to the Museum in the 1980s, it contained more than 5,000 printed posters and almost 1,000 original artworks. Steadily growing since then, it now offers a uniquely comprehensive overview of a century of British graphic design.
Contains five each of the following notecards:
Kingston by Tram, 1920
For the Zoo, Book to Regentís Park, 1921
Hampstead Heath, 1922
Hampton Court by Tram, 1922