Dora Batty

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Dora Batty (1900-1966) was a British designer, working in illustration, poster design, pottery and textiles.[1]

Batty designed posters for the Underground Group and for London Transport between 1921-1938, producing over 50 different designs.[2] From 1932, she taught in the School of Textiles at the Central School of Arts and Crafts. In 1950 she was appointed the Head of School, until she retired in 1958.[3]

In addition, she designed textiles for Helios and ceramics for Poole Pottery and Carter & Co, as well as advertisements for Mac Fisheries and K Shoes.[4] She also worked as a book illustrator.[5]

London Underground Posters

  • 'Crocuses are out', 1927.
  • 'Come out and see it', 1927.
  • 'Daffodils are blooming', 1927.
  • 'See London's Gardens', 1927.
  • 'RAF Display at Colindale Station' 1932.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Artmonsky, 2012: 124.
  2. ^ 'Dora Batty' biography on the London Transport Museum website; and Maker Profile of Dora Batty Archived February 22, 2014, at the Wayback Machine., The Central Saint Martins Museum and Study Collection, University of the Arts London website.
  3. ^ Artmonsky, 2012: 124.
  4. ^ Artmonsky, 2012: 124; and 'Dora Batty' biography on the London Transport Museum website.
  5. ^ Artmonsky, 2012: 124.

External links[edit]

  • Ruth Artmonsky, Designing Women: Women Working in Advertising and Publicity from the 1920s to the 1960s, London: Artmonsky Books, 2012. ISBN 978-0-9551994-9-3
  • Biography of 'Dora Batty', London Transport Museum website. Includes examples of posters and artworks.
  • Maker Profile of Dora Batty, The Central Saint Martins Museum and Study Collection, University of the Arts London website