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A new exhibition opening in London is celebrating the work of female graphic designers of the 20th and 21st century.

Poster Girls is a new collection at the London Transport Museum with over 150 posters created by female creatives to highlight the contribution of women to the British design scene.

From big names such as Enid Marx to lesser-known artists, the works are an eclectic mix of styles from the last 100 years displayed in chronological order to demonstrate the influence of the era on design work.

The posters are all for what is now TfL, encouraging people to take the Underground to Camden or Euston or to head out to Kent for a day out, all offering a fascinating glimpse into the past.

As well as showcasing the posters, the London Transport Museum is hosting a series of talks and debates with big industry names between now and January 2019.

You can find out more about the Poster Girls exhibition at the London Transport Museum website.

 


A new logo unveiled by the London Science Museum has sparked controversy in Twitter’s design circles.

The new, typographically-led logo was created by North Design and features a font in decreasing thickness from left to right atop a changing gradient of pink and purple.

It was launched on the Museum’s Twitter earlier this week with a short animation, but not everyone was impressed - most notably, the designers of the Science Museum’s previous logo, Johnson Banks.

The studio have previously designed branding for other cultural institutions such as the Tate and Southbank Centre, and their work for the Science Museum back in 2010 won a D&AD award and garnered widespread praise.

‘Well, we knew this was coming. But, still, a bit of a clunker from the @ScienceMuseum? #DodgyKerningMeThinks #NotBitter’ tweeted Johnson Banks, with many chiming in to agree.

North Design has remained silent about the new logo, while the debate continues on Twitter. What do you think?