Float Or Fly

I’ve mentioned the P&O archive before now, but I was led back to it the other day when I was on the trail of John Bainbridge.  This delightful fish is his, dating to 1953.

John Bainbridge fish poster P&O 1953

But to my joy, I’ve discovered that they’ve added to what’s online since I was last there.  New arrivals include this Negus/Sharland poster from 1955, which is, I think, the earliest example of their work that I have come across.

Float or Fly Negus Sharland orient line poster 1955

This Fritz Buhler, which is just dated 1950s, is also good.

Fritz Buhler vintage Orient Line poster 1950s ship

While this last poster is just intriguing.  It’s not signed, but it doesn’t half look like a Royston Cooper to me.

Vintage Orient line poster 1965

What do you reckon?

But that’s not all.  The Printed Ephemera section has also been extended.  It now not only includes a few delights that have been seen before on Quad Royal, like these menus by Dorrit Dekk and Daphne Padden.

Dorrit Dekk P&O Menu 1971 front

Daphne Padden P&O menu from estate sale

There are others as well, and amongst them this Daphne Padden menu, which is new to me.

Daphne Padden entertainments menu P&O 1956

And dating from 1956, it’s quite an early example of her work too.

There’s plenty more to be found on the archive too, but it’s leading me into such digressions that they may need a whole post of their own. But I will explain more another day.

 

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2 Comments

  1. Neil Jaworski
    Posted April 12, 2012 at 4:41 pm | Permalink

    Fritz Buhler is not an artist I’m familiar with, but that Orient poster is superb. Cheers for posting.

  2. crownfolio
    Posted April 13, 2012 at 4:25 pm | Permalink

    No, I haven’t heard of him either before now. But we’ve just taken delivery of some late 50s Modern Publicity annuals, so I am going to have a flick through those and see if I can find some more!

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