I need to write about the Christies’ sale and will do that tomorrow, but in the meantime I have to show you this, because it is one of the oddest posters I have come across in a long while.
It’s a GWR poster by John Hassall (him of Bracing Skegness fame) and, well where to begin?
The caption isn’t the most obvious way of enticing visitors to anywhere, I would have thought,. But what really fries my brain in this picture is the faces. They look like people pushing their heads into one of those a seaside attractions, or as though photographs have been glued onto the artwork and then painted in.
In short it is weird and inexplicable and not like anything else, which is why you needed to see it. End of broadcast.