October 2019

Romancing The Rails: British Railways Posters

Welcome to The Arts Society Tarporley
Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 13:30
The Community Centre
113a High St Tarporley CW6 0AY

Charles Harris steams through the period 1923 to 1947 which produced some of the best British Railways poster art.

The Golden Age of Steam from 1923 to 1947 produced some of the best in British Railways poster art. In this romantic period of travel, The Flying Scotsman, Golden Arrows, Belles and Pullmans were promoted by Royal Academicians and world-class graphic designers. No wonder Betjeman stands in awe at St Pancras!


Mr Charles Harris

Focusing on the role of posters and poster artists in the history of advertising, this global-award winning Creative Director of international advertising agencies has lectured extensively on design, illustration and photographic styles as they have influenced the building of brands. He has himself created posters for major brands including British Airways, Nestlé, Sony, General Motors and Shell. His travel writing and photography has appeared in various airline magazines as well as Time. He has also written and produced several hundred TV and Radio commercials and corporate video programmes. A member of The Arts Society Winchester.