August 2017

About Type Face : Johnston and Gill sans

Follow @365posterblog1 Apologies for the clunky nature of this post but I am paraphrasing the excellent BBC documentary of a couple of weeks ago before it disappears from iplayer. The presenter was the fantastically engaging Mark Ovenden Edward Johnston and Eric Gill revolutionised how we look at publicity and signage in the 1910s and 20s …

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Speedbird logo

Follow @365posterblog1 Let’s take a look at how we got from here to here Via this man And of course a good posterblog wouldn’t be complete without reference to our heros Heniron and Games who both were inflenced by and had influence on the symbol. The Speedbird is the stylised emblem of a bird in flight designed in 1932 …

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Bert Thomas footnote

I came across a poster a few years ago by Bert Thomas for evening classes a couple of years ago, it seemed to be unique without references on google. I now found these for sale on Ebay. Its starting to look like a set from this talented cartoonist

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