So far we have not featured Exhibition posters : a fine source for graphic art. No event could be bigger (unless a Universe Fair exists) than the Worlds Fair. These were American based fairs particularly popular through the years of the Great Depression.

Weimer Pursell
Weimer Pursell

Yet again my boundaries are expanded, here is a Genuine American Deco designer of the highest quality

Pursell was born in Tennessee and studied at the Chicago Art Institute. He started as an illustrator for Life, Esquire, Forbes and other publications. In posters, he produced some of the finest American Art Deco designs for Coca-Cola, American Airlines, Standard Oil, the Chicago World’s Fair and others

I never knew who designed one of my favourite 1950s airline posters : until now !

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What a great pre to post war contrast

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