Still in catch up mode, there is also a GCR railwayana auction on Saturday (yes, the kind of Saturday that is tomorrow). There are lots of posters up for grabs but, it has to be said, no real surprises, though it’s still worth a tour.
What we do have is a fair number of tourist towns on offer, mostly rendered in pastel shades.
Which is probably why I like this rather more flamboyant attempt better.
With this exuberant Brookshaw a close second.
Note that the ones which I like are much cheaper, clearly because I have no taste at all.
You will also find a whole heap of seaside posters.
Many of which are by Harry Riley, although, curiously, a large proportion also seem to feature people standing on the promenade. What can this mean?
But all is not entirely lost to the world of Ladybird picture book style illustration. To start with, there are three posters by Studio Seven. We might own a copy of the first one, but I don’t rightly know as the cataloguing system on the computer has keeled over. Must fix that one day.
I don’t know anything about Studio Seven at all, even though I do like their style, so if anyone can enlighten me I’d be very grateful. Lots of other people have called themselves Studio Seven over the years, so the internet doesn’t prove very useful on this one.
In a similar style, there is also a Lander.
I have to say that I’ve never thought of the Isle of Man as a continental resort before now, and I don’t think this poster is going to change my mind.
After that, we are pretty much down to any other business, like this Southern Region poster that I like for no particular reason.
Along with this frankly rather frightening late Newbould, which can’t have done wonders for Nottingham’s tourism figures.
And finally, for those of you who want to spend a four figure sum on a poster, there is also Newbould’s reworking of the Hassell classic.