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Transportation

Discussion in 'Exhibition Lounge' started by RovingMike, Dec 1, 2019.

  1. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    The newly-formed RPS Urban group decided on a theme of Transportation for its first project / exhibition / book, whatever, so has given me the nudge to do something I have always wanted to try - signage and iconography on the TFL network. First stab was really a circuit to and from the office on Friday, so various ideas to develop, like shapes, textures, human interactions. I hope it even gets into the Pseuds Corner area of high art for some and banal snaps for the rest of us.

    See what you think:

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/rovingmike/albums/72157711997019097

    [​IMG]_B290175 by Mike Longhurst, on Flickr

    [​IMG]_B290122 by Mike Longhurst, on Flickr

    [​IMG]_B290133 by Mike Longhurst, on Flickr
     
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  2. MickLL

    MickLL Well-Known Member

    We are not allowed to think in the exhibition lounge!!!

    Good idea though.
    MickLl
     
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  3. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    PS only got stopped once and that was at London Bridge 2 hours before the attack.....
     
  4. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

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  5. sam.spoons

    sam.spoons Active Member

    Really liking the 4th and last pics
     
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  6. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Same here!
    I see Earls Court is as insalubrious as it was in the 60s!
     
  7. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Funny thing is I first looked at that shot of sign and dusty pipes in the '60s. Can get it in various places, but I knew it was there.

    No the area is much changed over last 20 years. Modern offices, hotels and that whole island where the District and Piccadilly lines station is is now a mall. Was walking thru there yesterday with my son and telling him what it looked like in the '60s. All the crowds of young people piling into the Hammersmith Palais etc.
     
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  8. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    I lived on Tregunter Road for a while (1963/4) and often walked across to Earls Court station. Can't say I liked it much once past The Little Boltons! It was a great time for a naive young soul like me to wander the streets of London. Many a happy stop at a look-alike transport caff on the back streets. Many hours wandering around museums and art galleries. Treat visits to shop at Harrods. Those were the days.
     
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2019
  9. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    I was not there until '66, when Earl's Court was heart of Aussie territory and everyone spoke strine down there. Hammersmith was gangland, overspill from Shepherd's Bush. GM had a car dealer in King St who sold Cadillacs to Arab princes and London mobsters.
     
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  10. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

  11. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Did a few more before the break and starting on improving many from tomorrow.

    [​IMG]_C190588 by Mike Longhurst, on Flickr

    [​IMG]_C190584 by Mike Longhurst, on Flickr

    [​IMG]_C170549 by Mike Longhurst, on Flickr

    [​IMG]_C190691 by Mike Longhurst, on Flickr

    Spent Weds evening with Will Churchill and family (Google him). Got a lot of useful advice and amazing what a moving picture specialist can see visualise in stills and how close the disciplines are, so off to try some out.
     
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  12. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

  13. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    The "good service..." one is crying out for a subtitle, isn't it?
     
  14. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Yes it is that "Why only mine?" look :)
     
  15. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    Although I had to look hard, it does have an appropriate supertitle! It is a communication master-stroke.
     
  16. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Exactly, you have to get really close to get the bad news, but the good is visible from far away. :)
     
  17. Geren

    Geren Well-Known Member

    These are right up my train line. An excellent project indeed.
     
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  18. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Do you know, itt sounds banal, but I can't help noticing how clean and pristine it all is! Not the way I remember it all when I left in 1988.
    How things have changed.
    Or are you going to show me grotty stations soon?
    Most interesting series, well done!
     
  19. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Well the improvements in most places have been outstanding. London Bridge it totally transformed, as are KingsX, StP, Blackfriars, Cannon St and Euston. Baker St was totally refurbished and I can't really think of a totally grotty one. Pity because it makes for some easier pics. I did a couple in the rough end of Earl's Court though.
     
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  20. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

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