this was inspired by jamie reid's "nowhere buses" that were for the sex pistols' "pretty vacant" release. in actuality, the buses he used were taken from earlier situationist garphics he did that were used in paris and london in the sixties (and later san francisco in the 70's). they sort of represented a world/establishment/culture going nowhere as slow as possible (and you have to pay the fare). malcolm mclaren (another old situationist buddy of jamie's from the paris days) hired him to adapt the old situationst graphics to the idea of a happy little pop band out to destroy the world.
and now it's in this poster 25+ years later.