Paris by Moonlight

Apologies for not posting on Friday, but I got rather absorbed in back-office stuff here at the blog and then suddenly the day was gone.

All of which means that the auction in which this appeared has now been and gone as well.

daphne Padden paris poser 1955

But it’s worth taking a look at anyway, because it’s a slightly surprising Daphne Padden.

Now sometimes she is given credit for some of her father’s designs, but this is definitely signed by her.  It’s just earlier work.  I’ve only ever seen a couple like this, but she must have been producing more than that I would have thought.  So if anyone can dig out any more examples, I’d love to see them.

The auction was PosterConnection in San Franscisco, so there wasn’t exactly a lot else of interest to detain us; the usual handful of BEA/BOAC posters and that’s about it.  Well, apart from this.

Vintage Dungeness travel poster

Which isn’t really interesting because of the design, but mainly because I think they should have been prosecuted under the Trades Descriptions Act.  I’ve been to Dungeness and I don’t believe it ever looked like that.  And where’s that liner headed anyway?

Oh, and if you’re wondering what exactly I spent an entire morning fiddling with on here, click on one of the posters above.  Nifty, eh?  And you’ll see exactly why I needed it later on this week.

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