Mike Ashworth, whose Flickr stream brought us the wonderful lost posters of Notting Hill Gate, is clearly a man with much design ephemera to his name. He very kindly sent me a link to this – a wonderful brochure cover by Pieter Huveneers from 1956.
Now I blogged about Pieter Huveneers a while back, trying to find out discover whether the British designer of the 1950s then became the Australian corporate design guru of the 60s and 70s. I had one enigmatic reply which said that this was the same person, but no more information than that. Still, it’s good to know that he didn’t just disappear. And it does give me an excuse to post this, which I love.
It’s a 10″ x 15″, and while Google has taught me that the June Dairy Festival was a big and regular do in the 50s, I still don’t really know what it was, or what the postie had to do with it. So, once again, any information would be gratefully received.
I thought the design on the cover of a 1961 Mullard Maintenance Manual I came across was special so I googled the name in top left – Huveneers – and, indeed, I feel I can rightly say I know good design when I see it. Get in touch if you’ld like a scan.
That sounds great – I’d love to see it.
For those interested … Pieter Huveneers (1925-2017) had a brilliant design career in his adopted country Australia. In 2018 he was inducted into the Australian Graphic Design Association Hall of Fame:
I would greatly appreciate receiving any additional images to those that have been placed on the AGDA website.