As things stand this morning, this is a bit of a bargain.
Although I’ve posted a few of my favourite images from the book before now, I’ve never really gone into much detail about it.
But the seller has photographed it well, and it shows one of my favourite things about Poster Design.
In it, Eckersley isn’t just writing about his own work, he’s generous in his praise of many of the other designers who were working at the same time (on this page Bernard Cheese, Pat Keely, Lewitt-Him and Cassandre as well as Eckersley himself).
And the book is like this throughout. Here’s another page of his generosity.
I like to think that this is a reflection of his personality as a whole; people who knew Eckersley say that he was both modest and kind. It’s good to know that we can still see that for ourselves.
While also remembering that he was also rather good at designing too.
[Addendum. Mr Crownfolio has pointed out that the Herbert Bayer looked rather familiar for something that was just in his portfolio. So he went and found it.