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The Best London Bus Art – Where did the Red London Bus Go?

The Best of London Adverts
The Best of London Adverts

The Red on London Buses

In the olden days, it was simple, London Buses were red, red with a few adverts. The red London bus is one of the defining icons of London, known the world over.

In the early 1900s the ‘London General Omnibus Company’ (LGOC), one of the largest bus operators in London made the business decision to paint the entire bus fleet Red in 1907. The ‘London General Omnibus Company’ LGOC became part of the ‘London Passenger Transport Board’ (LPTB) in 1933 and the red continued throughout the London bus fleet. The public brand name between 1933 and 2000 was ‘London Transport’.  The new millennium changed the public branding to a 3 letter acronym, ‘TFL’ or ‘Transport For London’

The Age of the ‘Total London Bus Advert’

‘All Change, All Change’

A phenomenon happened during the 2014 world cup year, no England did not win that year, but Adidas got a win over the 38 bus route when it secured total advertising over the entire area of the new generation Routemaster bus, also known as the ‘Boris Bus’. For the first time, they covered the red double-decker in an impressively deep colour black, with the slogan  ‘All in or Nothing’

The Best London Bus Adverts

Become a Jedi on the Bus
Become a Jedi on the Bus
GOPRO Add on a Bus
GOPRO Add on a Bus
Full bodied Advert on a bus
Full-bodied Advert on a bus
Green number 38 Bus
Green number 38 Bus
Complex cover on a Bus 55
Complex cover on a Bus 55
Genius is Born Crazy - Routemaster Boris Bus
Genius is Born Crazy – Routemaster Boris Bus

Bus 453 Nike air 720

Nike Bus All Bus TFL Advert
Nike Bus All Bus TFL Advert
Nike Air 720 Bus
Nike Air 720 Bus
Back of a SpiderMan 55 Bus
Back of the 55 bus Spiderman on the Play Station 4
DKNY design Bus
inky black tones, DKNY design across the side of the Bus, quick sharp
Talk Talk on the Routemaster
Talk Talk on the Routemaster
The General on Bus 11
The General on Bus 11

Ted Baker on the 55 Bus

Back of a Ted Baker design 55 Bus

Back of a Ted Baker design 55 Bus

Ted Baker design Bus
Ted Baker design Bus
Ted Baker Design 55 Bus
Ted Baker Design 55 Bus
Ted Baker Design 55 Bus
Ted Baker Design 55 Bus

Tommy Hilfiger on the Bus 38

Tommy Hillfiger Lewis Hamilton London Bus 38
Tommy Hilfiger Lewis Hamilton London Bus 38
Tommy Hilfiger Lewis Hamilton London Bus 38
Tommy Hilfiger Lewis Hamilton London Bus 38
Tommy Hilfiger Lewis Hamilton London Bus 38
Tommy Hilfiger Lewis Hamilton London Bus 38

Belstaff, another fine clothing brand, designed bus add

Belstaff Design London Bus
Belstaff Design London Bus

Ralph Lauren on the number 8 Bus

Ralph Lauren 50 yrs Design London Bus 8
Ralph Lauren 50 yrs Design London Bus 8
Ralph Lauren 50 yrs Design London Bus 8
Ralph Lauren 50 yrs Design London Bus 8

PlayStation Spiderman add on the 148

Spiderman design Bus 148 London
Spiderman design Bus 148 London
Spiderman design Bus 148 London
Spiderman design Bus 148 London
Spiderman design Bus 148 London
Spiderman design Bus 148 London
Spiderman design Bus 148 London
Spiderman design Bus 148 London

‘We Are Bananas’ – the Biggest Banana business in the world

Chiquita Bananas Design Bus
Chiquita Bananas Design Bus
Chiquita Bananas Design Bus
Chiquita Bananas Design Bus
Harry Potter decorated Bus
Harry Potter decorated Bus
Michael Kors decorated Bus
Michael Kors decorated Bus
Royal Exchange Winter evening 2 chinook helicopters fly past
Royal Exchange Winter evening 2 Chinook helicopters fly past

Old School Advertising – the old days of Advertising on London Routemaster

Mama Mia Traditional Route Master Bus 15
Mamma Mia Traditional Route Master Bus 15

 

 

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