Arts: For the Masses

Commerce and art can be successfully mixed it seems—in London. The Underground Railways Co., which runs London's great tube system, has made its poster advertising unique in the world for the high quality of its designs by foremost artists. It is all due to Mr. Frank Pick, enlightened business manager. He gave Frank Brangwyn, the great etcher, a chance to exhibit his powerful lithographic epics to millions. He placed before the public G. Spencer Pryce's impressive studies of the life of the poor and the working classes. But he used with equal...

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