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Further Krolleries

A brief post today, simply to share something which came in via email this week. It’s an original piece of artwork by Stan Krol, designed to advertise Iced Tea (at least there’s a piece of paper pasted on the back, saying Iced Tea, so that seems like a reasonable assumption). Now as I have said […]

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Greetings

Today,  I think have the cheapest item ever presented on Quad Royal.  Instead of paying hundreds of pounds for a poster, you can get one of these little beauties for just £2.50. Or if that doesn’t tickle your fancy, how about this one instead? Once again, these appear thanks to the sterling work of Beast In […]

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Dog days

Todaay’s offering is two wonderful posters by Patrick Tilley.  This one – from 1959 – I’ve never seem in colour before. Although Ido seem to remember it in the relevant Modern Publicity. This one is dated a year later and I don’t think I’ve ever seen it before anywhere. So there you go, a Quad Royal first.  And […]

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Miscellania

It’s too hot to think properly.  So it’s lucky then that some interesting bits and bobs connected with past posts have come my way. Firstly, Hans Unger.  Four years ago now, I wrote a piece about his life and his work not just in graphic design but also stained glass.   It’s worth going back […]

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Sh-Sh-Sh-Sh

Once again, we are back with the conundrum that we have no idea how much we don’t know about posters.  Although I suspect there are vast unsuspected continents of ignorance out there in the darkness. One small portion of it popped its head above the parapet before Christmas, when these two posters appeared on eBay. […]

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Memorable

There are of course other exceptions to my rule (as stated below) that most 1960s posters aren’t worth hanging on my wall. The obvious ones are of course Patrick Tilley’s posters for the Sunday Times. I’ve posted about them on here before. Along with, thanks to Patrick Tilley himself, the follow-up set of designs that […]

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