Chicago "L" Poster Collection

This gem of a collection contains advertising posters from the 1920’s produced by the Chicago Rapid Transit Company to promote use of the “L” train. Even before sustainability was a catch phrase, the importance of public transportation in high population areas was paramount. In perusing the selections, you’ll notice location specific themes and a handful of contributing artists. The collection is kind of buried on the site for the CTA and certainly merits some attention especially as design reference material for current promotional efforts.


This poster promotes the convenience of the “L” to the Art Institute.


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