A portion of the London Underground was recently uncovered during renovations at the Notting Hill gate tube station in London. Previously sealed off when escalators were installed, these charming posters dating from 1958-1959 were found still clinging to the walls of the station.
As a kid I often dreamed of being an archeologist (probably the result of too much Indiana Jones). How rad would it be to stumble upon a secret section of the London Underground full of cute-as-can-be mid century advertisements?!
These images are from Mike Ashworth, who is the ‘Design and Heritage Manager’ for London Underground. See some more on his Flickr account.
More info on the poster designs can be found over at Kuriositas.
(Images: London Underground)