Over 400 poster blogs in and not a mention of one of probably Britain’s premier Graphic artist of all time : John Piper. I nearly got there with my Bloomsbury post but not quite.
Well for one he didn’t do that many advertising posters, there was always a much complained about divide between Commercial and Fine art and for the most part he stayed on the top side.
In fact I could only find two pure ‘posters’, does anyone know of more?
He certainly did nothing for the Railways or London Transport.
There are enough exhibition flyers to fill a well stuffed portfolio .. but that’s another post entirely.
There are some excellent wartime film posters including this which may qualify for a ‘least text on a movie poster’ title
And to prove that he himself was a master typographer some book covers not least for his beloved Curwen Press with whom he is synonimous
His work is currently on show at Tate Liverpool …… I need to go… now!