"Observe, my dear child, how dexterously has the artist delineated his subject," says a gentleman in MacDonald "Max" Gill's 1914 map of London. In this wry work's self-described "artful devilry,- a motor bus chases a man down Peckham Road (he is not amused); polo players hurl ham hocks instead of swinging mallets; and a cart horse declares "Modestine's my name, carrots my solace." Meant to attract riders to the Underground, this diverting illustration is filled with quips and quirks.
Gill (British, 1884-1947), younger brother of sculptor Eric Gill, was a skilled and versatile architect, artist, designer, and illustrator. His poster is in the collection of London Transport Museum, which houses one of the world's finest poster archives.
Size: 25" x 20"
Artist: MacDonald Gill
Thoughtfully conceived and engagingly intricate, these 1,000-piece interlocking jigsaw puzzles combine superb color reproduction, stunning and unusual images, and sturdy construction to delight generations of novice and veteran puzzle workers