Looking at the era of Bert Thomas and Fougasse, there were a lot of cartoonists in the poster industry for a while both sides of WW2.
One such was John Gilroy. Now certain artists are forever associated with one subject : Take Charles Schultz and Snoopy for example. I was under the impression that John Gilroy fell under the same category with his work for Guinness.
Not so, the first poster to break the stereotype is this one for P&O
Then I moved over to this famous poster which I had no idea was by the great man.
This particular image is much copied, there are several on line that seem to be ‘war papers’ reprints. The same goes for Guinness posters themselves, I would have absolutely no idea how to value those items so as a result have steered clear to date. Any idea how to spot an original Gilroy? I would love to know.