Clive Gardiner (b.1891, d.1960)

H0027-L18903198Gardiner illustrated the book ‘Leaves in the Wind’ in 1919, designed a (famous) poster for Kew Gardens in 1926, and posters for LT, including “At London’s Service”. Some of his work is archived at the LTM, where he is described as a ‘well-known artist’, with the Columbia Encyclopaedia describing him as one of the ‘outstanding poster designers’ of the twentieth century. Gardiner was headmaster at The School of Art at Goldsmiths’ College between 1929 and 1958, under whom it became a respected institution.

Information collated from: Used Book Central, ‘Merchant: Gravity Books’,,sid,10243,jump,60.html, accessed October 3 2003; Barnes & Noble, ‘Barnes & Prints & Poster Products’,…, accessed October 3 2003;, ‘Prorail – Sheffield Auctions’, op.cit., accessed October 3 2003; LT Museum, ‘London’s Transport Museum – About’,, accessed October 3 2003; The Columbia Encyclopaedia, ‘Poster, The Columbia Encyclopaedia, Sixth Edition, 2001’,, accessed October 3 2003; AIM25, ‘Goldsmiths College, University of London: Goldsmiths’ College Archives’,, accessed October 3 2003.

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Mass Communications Academic, @MMUBS. British Home Front Propaganda posters as researched for a PhD completed 2004. In 1997, unwittingly wrote the first history of the Keep Calm and Carry On poster, which she now follows with interest.

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