Despite the title, this isn’t really going to be a blog about all vintage posters.  I don’t like quite a lot of them.  What it is going to be about is British posters of the 40s, 50s and sometimes 60s, along with some of the other graphics of the period.

Tom Eckersley Hastings poster

As well as just posting about things I like – or don’t like – I’m also going to be keeping an eye on what’s coming up for sale on eBay or at auctions, as well as any exhibitions that may be around.  The aim is to be useful as well as fun to look at, so let’s see how we do.

  • Hi. I have just come across your blog and I must say I have found it so refreshing. I note that you have a general, how shall I put it, dislike of many of the railway posters depicting places around the country. As I am sure you will agree, beauty is in the eye and so on, and as these are the posters I prefer, I shall be pleased to take any surplus off your hands! Posters are a wonderful mix of design and art and I agree that the period 1930 – 1960 represents the best time for these, with wonderful graphic artists and designers working for the railways, the GPO, Shell and others.
    Having bookmarked the site, I look forward to reading further blogs, and hope that we don’t compete too often on ebay!

  • I am grateful for this wonderful blog of yours which I have recently stumbled upon, during a search for information on Rickman Ralph of the Ralph-Mott group. As with a previous poster here, my interest extends from the mid-1920s to the 1950s, with a focus on the Railways and Underground. I am more of an amateur historian than collector, with a specific interest in the artists who worked under Rickman Ralph in the 1920s and 1930s. Some of these designers/artists were trained at the Grosvenor School and became accomplished in artistic fields beyond commercial art. Anyway, please keep up the good work! Merrill

  • Thank you very much for the kind words. What you are doing sounds really interesting and I would love to hear more.

  • What a lovely blog! I love posters and you obviously do too, and write about them very well. My interests are a little different (60’s rock posters, mid-20C French travel posters by Broders and others), but I enjoy reading well-informed comment on any poster-related subject. Keep it up!

    I would have read all of your older posts before commenting, but the archive links just bring you back to the latest post, so going back more than a few pages is awkward. Do you have that problem or is it my browser (Firefox)?

    I have some Sylvan Boxsius prints. Did he do any poster work that you know of?

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