While you might not be aware of the illustrator Tony Sarg (1882-1942) by name, some of his work still influences our lives. Sarg was born in Guatemala to a German father and an English mother. Despite his training for a career in the military, Sarg rebelled and instead focused on illustration art moving to London in 1905. In the early teens, Sarg designed over thirty posters for the London Transport, many of which were bird’s-eye views of people on identifiable London streets. If you look closely at these broad views of city streets, you will notice vignettes of people interacting. While in England, Sarg also discovered a life-long passion for puppeteering.
Tony Sarg (1882-1942) At the Play By The Underground, 1913 Poster for London Transport (more…)