Spring fever!

Are you looking for inspiration? There's a new spring-themed exhibition of London Transport posters  and botanical illustrations by past students on outside the Art and Design Archives on the ground floor of the Parkside building.

This time, we've planned it in collaboration with Library and Learning Resources, who are showing their copy of one of six volumes of Flora Londinensis in the display case at the bottom of the main staircase. Published by William Curtis in the late eighteenth century, the series describes the flora found in the London area in the  mid 18th century. The books include large hand-coloured copperplate prints by botanical artists such as James Sowerby and William Kilburn. Also in the case is  a watercoloured drawing of a pea plant by Kenneth Massingham, a former student who produced it as his prize-winning entry for the 1942 Plant Prize. It's just one of the botanical illustrations held by the Art & Design Archives.

If you enjoy the exhibition, why not visit the Archives to see other posters or artworks?