Tom Eckersley is one of Britain's most celebrated poster artists of the 20th Century.
All of Eckersley's posters demonstrate his ability to convey a simple, direct message through economical and effective design. His style is instantly recognisable, due to his favoured use of bold, flat areas of colour, and his way of reducing figures and objects to flat geometrical shapes. He believed that a good designer could achieve far more with two colours than a wide range, as it was not the number of colours used but the way in which they are used.
In 1957 he became Head of the Design Department at the London College of Printing now London College of Communication which is where this poster was most likely printed. His work can now be found in the V&A museum amongst other famous and respected galleries.
This beautifully simple public information poster from 1975 may have been used around the university campus and possibly even around London as a whole. We can only assume a previous owner 'acquired' one for their own collection and rightly so.
As with most items of this nature it features wear commensurate with age, including discolouring, old pin holes, small tears, and some creasing, staining and other marks.
Measuring approximately 46.5cm wide and 74.5cm tall, the poster is signed on the back 'With best wishes - Tom'.