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Retro travel posters designed by Preston illustrator during lockdown

Posted on - 18th April, 2020 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, Moor Park, Preston Bus Station, Preston City Centre, Preston News
The Harris and the Bus Station got the poster treatment Pic: David Robinson
The Harris and the Bus Station got the poster treatment Pic: David Robinson

A Preston illustrator has been putting his time during lockdown to good use.

David Robinson has begun putting together retro travel posters about the city.

He said: “I decided to use the lockdown time to work on an idea I’ve had for a long time.

“Ironically, given the recent pandemic, it’s to create retro travel posters of Preston.

“I was inspired this range as I love the old style railway/travel posters from the 30s,40s and 50s, and I felt Preston has some beautiful buildings which would look great in that same Art Deco style.

“I did them in full colour at first and then used Preston bues, whites and creams which worked much better.”

Read more: Help identify these Preston locations in pictures from early 1900s

David has so far drawn the Harris, Bus Station, Moor Park observatory and Preston Marina.

He’s planning to add Deepdale Stadium, Miller Arcade, Tulketh Mill and The Corn Exchange in the future.

The posters are £25 each and available to buy from David’s online shop.

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