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Poster Art 150: the best bits

We pick our favourite pin-ups from the Poster Art 150: London Underground's Greatest Designs exhibition

Fare Chart ('Metropolitan Railway Fare Chart', 1886, © London Transport Museum)
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'Metropolitan Railway Fare Chart', 1886, © London Transport Museum
For the Zoo… ('For the Zoo Book to Regent's Park', 1921, by Charles Paine, © London Transport Museum)
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'For the Zoo Book to Regent's Park', 1921, by Charles Paine, © London Transport Museum
London 2026 AD ('London 2026 AD; this is all in the air', 1926, by Montague B Black, © London Transport Museum)
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'London 2026 AD; this is all in the air', 1926, by Montague B Black, © London Transport Museum
Smithfield Club Show ('Smithfield Club Show', 1928, by Compton Bennett, © London Transport Museum)
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'Smithfield Club Show', 1928, by Compton Bennett, © London Transport Museum
Molesey Regatta ('Molesey Regatta, July 21st', 1928, artist unknown, © London Transport Museum)
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'Molesey Regatta, July 21st', 1928, artist unknown, © London Transport Museum
Away from it all… ('Away from it all by Underground at Whitsuntide', 1932, by MEM Law, © London Transport Museum)
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'Away from it all by Underground at Whitsuntide', 1932, by MEM Law, © London Transport Museum
Trooping the Colour ('Trooping the Colour', 1932, by Margaret Calkin James, © London Transport Museum)
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'Trooping the Colour', 1932, by Margaret Calkin James, © London Transport Museum
Olympia Motor Show ('Olympia Motor Show', 1933, by Andre Edouard Marty, © London Transport Museum)
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'Olympia Motor Show', 1933, by Andre Edouard Marty, © London Transport Museum
Kennel Club Show ('Kennel Club Show', 1938, by Tom Eckersley and Eric Lombers, © London Transport Museum)
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'Kennel Club Show', 1938, by Tom Eckersley and Eric Lombers, © London Transport Museum
Femme Bien Informee ('Femme Bien Informee', 1972, by Harry Stevens, © London Transport Museum)
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'Femme Bien Informee', 1972, by Harry Stevens, © London Transport Museum
The Tate by Tube ('The Tate Gallery by Tube', 1987, by David Booth of the agency Fine White Line, © London Transport Museum)
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'The Tate Gallery by Tube', 1987, by David Booth of the agency Fine White Line, © London Transport Museum
Tate Modern ('Tate Modern', 2003, by Paul Catherall, © London Transport Museum)
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'Tate Modern', 2003, by Paul Catherall, © London Transport Museum
As part of its celebrations to mark the 150th anniversary of London Underground, London Transport Museum is holding what's sure to be one of the most eye-grabbing shows of the year. Poster Art 150: London Underground's Greatest Designs showcases 150 of the best posters commissioned during the past 150 years, including early maps and fare charts, classics from the 1930s and the best contemporary designs. Visitors to the exhibition will be invited to vote for their favourite and the most popular poster will be revealed at the end of the show. We've rounded up a few of our own faves: click through a century and a half of amazing tube art and tell us your top poster.

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Sarah Lane
Sarah Lane

The Tate Gallery by Tube - is, by far, my favourite