Willie Rodger

Cultural Capital, 1990


In 1990 Glasgow, "the dear green place", was proclaimed "City of Culture". As a result Willie Rodger was commissioned by Glasgow District Council to design a poster which represented the city. He chose to illustrate its buildings.

His poster shows the homes of the city centre, the magnificent yellow and later red sandstone tenements, amidst the well-known public buildings.

High on the hill is the dark image of Glasgow University and towering above it to the right, the "high flats" at Red Road.

In the centre stands the City Chambers and Glasgow Cathedral: the green and the trees illustrating the more than seventy parks which remain within the city.

The life of the river is seen in the still steaming Waverley. On the north bank is the Finnieston crane and to the east, Glasgow Fishmarket.


Repeating Images


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