London: British Council, n.d. Panel Poster, 27 x 60cm, glossy cream paper with text lettered in red and dark grey, The British Library (Zweig Foundation) and The British Council acknowledged at the foot, re-printed by permission of the author from Collected Poems, 1981.
Small mark to rhs margin, lightly toned. Item #1239
Published as part of the popular Poems on the Underground series that has been running since 1986. The series was the idea of three writers, Judith Chernaik, Gerard Benson, and Cicely Herbert whose aim was to bring poetry to a wider audience. Though the design is not attributed, Tom Davidson has designed for the series since its inception. According to the London Transport Museum online, "Panel posters were produced for display in Underground car interiors, as well as on the inside and outside of buses and trams. Because they did not have to fit a standard frame or wall space, they are smaller than other poster formats and vary slightly in size."