Artists included, Edward Bawden, John Piper, David Gentleman, John Minton, William Scott and John Nash.
If you didn't go, this really is an exhibition not to be missed. With so many artists' work from such a narrow era you can't fail to be amazed by the breath of talent and diverse styles.
Also, it is not often you get a chance to see the design process at an exhibition, and many of these prints were complemented by original working sketches, examples of colour proofs and amendments etc made with the guidance of the printers to improve the final result.
After the visit we retired to the Towner cafe for refreshments. In the afternoon, I guess most people were too tired to do more art by the sea. Only 3 brave 'men' dared venture to the sea front which was later to be thwarted by a little drizzle.
The Lyons Teashops exhibition at the Towner in Eastbourne runs until 22 September 2013.
As well as this exhibition there is also the 'People and Portraits' 23 March – 13 October 13 (free) which is also well worth a visit.