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Over-modern and over here

An interesting comment appeared a week or so ago on a older post about Beverley Pick. He was a man.  Bless him… He was my uncle and a very clever man..He also did the original Moby Dick… Beverley was originally from Austria and lived many years in Sunningdale during the winter. Autumn he would visit […]

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Artist and Balloonist

Last time I posted about Royston Cooper, I was shocked just how little it was possible to find out about him.  To the tune of nothing.  Christies could give me his dates, but that was about it. But, his widow, Marie, got in contact with the blog to say thank you for mentioning him.  I […]

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And now for something completely different

It’s very easy to reconstruct the past through the sensibilities of today.  We go back through the copies of Graphis and Modern Publicity, wade through the posters and the magazines that remain, only picking out the things that chime with us now.  And so we put together a story about the fifties which is about […]

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Trouble with Harry

When I posted the still from the Ipcress File with Patrick Tilley’s Drinka Pinta Milka Day poster in it, I thought it was just an amusing chance to see a poster in situ. What I didn’t know was that I’d stumbled on a coincidence of hilarious and ironic proportions.  Patrick Tilley wrote to give me […]

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Sell me something, please

As mentioned earlier this week, I was wandering around the Design Council Slide Collection at the weekend.  Actually, wandering probably isn’t the right word, because I was on a mission.  I was looking for some examples of good commercial design – i.e. nice graphics which want to sell me something other than a railway journey, […]

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This good design, it’s just not British

I haven’t finished with the Artist Partners AP2  brochure/catalogue/thingy, not yet.  There’s a large chunk of its content that I’ve been ignoring so far, and that’s the sheer number of foreign designers who are represented in the book.  Designers like Savignac, for example. Or Andre Francois. Now in itself, that’s perhaps not so surprising – […]

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