August 2015

Another Harry

Back from the dog show, didn’t get a rosette so feeling a bit ruff! So many dog names there yesterday. Ours is Finlay by the way ( or is it BTW?) What’s in a name?  British poster artists seem to be either Tom Frank or Harry. Harry Stevens brings a delightfully simple cartoon like quality to …

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Boxing and Bathing Beauties : Charles Lemmel

Having said previously that pure product advertising posters are perhaps not as popular as travel for example, there are some interesting French items from the immediate post war period. Charles Lemmel adopted an American style in line with the Hollywood stereotypes of the day, this was somewhat at odds with his French contemporaries His young …

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A plethora of poster types

Got to thinking about all the types of poster out there : this list could take some time ……. Advertising Airline Band Coach Car Drinks Deco Exhibition Film Football Festival Holiday Home Front International Movie Music Nature Racing Railway Savings Ship Show Transport Travel Underground Vacation War Still looking for a JKLOPQXYZ

The British seaside was never like this !

Something was in the water when these ‘classical’ British railway posters were produced. William H Barribal had obviously never been to the Yorkshire coast, surely he was getting confused with classical Venice Was Alfred Lambert getting confused between Tyneside and Florence ? Alfred Lambert (1902-1970), studied art at the Allan-Frazer Art College in Arbroathy,  must …

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