Filed under: Art
"Art for All: British Posters for Transport," a new show at the Yale Center for British Art in New Haven, is a hoot. British mass transit, the railroads and Underground (subway), wanted riders to be adventurous, comfortable, and well-informed. They had a brilliant idea to make this happen ---the power of persuasive art. To encourage the doubtful to ride the rails, they hired artists to design posters that displayed a lot of whimsy and imagination.