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Inequalities

I know that it’s been said before on here, but it’s a thought that’s worth repeating.  Not all old posters are nice.  Not all of them are examples of great graphic design either.  Some of them are, quite frankly, mediocre. I’ve been reminded of this truth by a lot of coach posters which has just […]

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You can be sure of Australia

I learned something new the other day.  Which is that the Shell Educational Posters – which I mention on here so often that I can’t be doing with chasing up all the links – aren’t just a British phenomenon. The University of Melbourne have just digitised their Shell archive and a lot of the most visual […]

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Done

Well I went up Leeds at the end of last week, to give a talk at the Marks and Spencer archive about Daphne Padden. This was a lot of fun, even if I’m not entirely sure that I fulfilled the alleged title of the talk, which was about Daphne Padden and design in the 1960s and […]

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Talking yoghurt

Apologies for the gap in transmissions, real life has a way of interfering sometimes. This is just a quick post to remind you all that I will be speaking at the Marks and Spencers archive next month, on April 24th, about Daphne Padden’s career and her work for M&S, with particular reference to this yoghurt […]

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Be really cool, man, archive

The recent announcement from the British Postal Museum and Archive announcing that they have upgraded their online catalogue may not have been the most retweeted 140 characters in the history of Twitter.  But the news is actually quite exciting. On an entirely practical level the images are now larger than a postage stamp. The particular joy of this is that I can […]

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Postal Art

There is more to life than auctions. as proved by what Mr Crownfolio found on his internet wanderings recently. GPO Art What that link takes you to is a short Pathe film about, amazingly, the poster art of the GPO, dating from 1959.  Which means that you get treated to things like this Ruskin Spear. This […]

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