Empire Marketing Board : Tobacco and Steel

Subject of a 2012 Exhibition in Manchester referred here

In Translation

Hosted no doubt partially due to the far sighted nature of acquiring 222 examples in 1932. I missed the exhibition but am working on getting a look somehow.

For me there are 2 genres of EMB posters

  1. Showcasing the product

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(I absolutely love the border in this one)

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FC Harrison : Making the Empire Christmas pussing

2. Showcasing the places

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Like this wonder from one of my favourite artists : Gregory Brown

And of Course any review of the thirties wouldn’t be complete without the obligatory ‘bit of Frank’

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Our current offering extolling the benefits of milk is by the renowned children’s artist J H Dowd : Here’s a health unto His Majesty was a patriotic song of the time. ‘Why is the baby holding a stomach ?’ asked my wife. Words fail me !


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