Rail poster designs wanted

THE artistic talents of Portishead residents are being called upon to create a railway poster for the town.

Supporters of Portishead railway projects have launched a competition asking budding artists to create the kind of poster that was seen for decades in railway stations across the country, to entice people to visit.

Businesses Pure Offices and JDF and Associates have teamed up to sponsor the contest which will highlight what Portishead has to offer visitors to the town.

Kim Batchelor, centre manager for Pure Offices at Kestrel Court said: “Over the past 160 years a plethora of railway posters displayed at stations bombarded travellers with information about destinations and holiday opportunities.

“We have found old posters that promoted Clevedon and Weston to passengers, but there don’t seem to be any in existence for Portishead, so we thought it was about time one was created.”

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The designer of the winning poster will receive a gift voucher for �50 of artists’ materials and the design will be published in volume 7 of the Poster to Poster series of definitive books on railway poster art.

The closing date for entries is April 10, however a sample of the entries received by March 18 will be displayed at a Railway Poster Exhibition at Kestrel Court between March 21-24.

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For an entry form and further details email kimbatchelor@pureoffices.co.uk

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