A decade ago, in 2008, posters lining the staircase at Stanmore tube station were replaced with art. And it’s still there.
This is a semi-permanent display by Art of the Underground, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the roundel.
The display is part of a wider commission where 100 artists were commissioned to produce designs for the anniversary, and as the staircase isn’t a long one (fortunately for passengers), they have put a small selection on display here.
Incidentally, if you look carefully, there’s a dark bronze plaque noting that as part of the refurbishment of Stanmore tube station in June 1990, the poster sites on the staircase were allocated to display art produced by local school students.
Not any more.