Titfield Thunderbolt Poster


The Titfield Thunderbolt Poster pop art print, part of the Trains & the “Ealing Comedies” pop art collection.

Unframed art giclée print, printed on 310gsm fine art museum-quality matte paper, made from 100% cotton, using archival pigment inks for longevity.

Also available as part of a group of four and twelve prints.

Available in three sizes – choose your preferred colour from 20 options. Select a colour to preview image (click on image to expand):


The Titfield Thunderbolt Poster stylish pop art print.

The Titfield Thunderbolt

A classic Ealing comedy, much-loved by film fans and train enthusiasts alike, “The Titfield Thunderbolt” was the first Ealing Comedy to be made in colour, Technicolor in fact, and the fourth to be directed by Charles Crichton.

Pre-empting the savage cuts to the railways made by Beeching’s axe in the 1960s, “The Titfield Thunderbolt” sees a group of villagers attempting to keep their branch line running after it’s earmarked for closure.

Inspired by the Talyllyn Railway, which was restored and preserved as a heritage railway, the charming film features a regular Ealing trope of the underdog, in this case the villagers, battling a larger bureaucratic enemy, represented by the freshly-nationalised British Railways.

A picturesque snapshot of rural England in the 1950s, the film stars Stanley Holloway, John Gregson, George Relph, Hugh Griffith, Sam Kydd, Naunton Wayne, & Sid James.

“The Titfield Thunderbolt” had its Gala Premiere at London’s Leicester Square Theatre on the 5th of March 1953, as part of the British Film Academy’s award ceremony, before going on general release from the 6th.

This pop art print is a remix of the original illustration & lettering by the renowned artist Edward Bawden.

One of the official artists serving with the British Army, Bawden’s style was in demand by companies before and after the Second World War.

A contemporary of Eric Ravilious, and a notable figure within the community of Great Bardfield Artists, Bawden’s art caught the eye of many businesses who commissioned him to create unique artwork, including Fortnum & Mason, the London Underground, Imperial Airways (which became part of BOAC), Westminster Bank, Penguin Books, Twinings Tea, Poole Potteries, and, of course, Ealing Studios.

Also available as part of a group of four and a twelve prints:
Titfield Thunderbolt Group of 4 stylish pop art prints

Ealing engaged Bawden to create the poster for the 1947 Ealing comedy “Hue & Cry” starring Alastair Sim, and again for the classic train film “The Titfield Thunderbolt” released in 1953.

Bawden also created eleven murals for the First Class lounge onboard the P&O cruise ship Oronsay, exterior footage of which was used in the nautical Carry On filmCarry On Cruising“.

Art & Hue had the pleasure to delve into the archives for the Ealing Comedy “The Titfield Thunderbolt” to create this stylish pop art print re-imagining the film poster, available in three sizes and 20 colours.

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The Titfield Thunderbolt Pop Art

Available in A4, A3, and A2 sizes to fit standard-size picture frames. Please note that black frame is not included – for a guide on choosing a frame size take a look here.

An official collaboration with Studiocanal, this print is part of the Trains & the Ealing Comedies collections of stylish pop art prints inspired by the classic British comedy films made at Ealing Studios, featuring Art & Hue’s signature halftone style (halftone is an age-old technique that uses dots to make up the printed image, similar to newspapers or comic books).

The Titfield Thunderbolt” Copyright © STUDIOCANAL Films Ltd. (1953). All rights reserved.
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