Tag Archives: C.O.I

Four posters in search of a story

I’ve always been interested in the afterlife of objects – how things survive long enough to become collectibles or heirlooms or even national treasures.  It’s generally a story of chance and – quite often – being so lost and overlooked that no one bothers to throw you away. It’s also a story that isn’t often […]

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Keep Ebay Tidy

Seeing as I was talking about Mount/Evans yesterday, here are a couple of Keep Britain Tidy posters which I believe are their work, or at least that of Reginald Mount.  He definitely designed this one, anyway. And this one is clearly a relation. They’ve both just gone on eBay, for £34 and £38 respectively, very […]

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Dekk hands

This great little GPO poster (a Crown Folio, naturally) was recently on eBay as a Buy It Now (for £20, it didn’t last long). From 1949, it’s by Dorrit Dekk, who, despite designing some iconic COI posters like this one and some very smart later stuff too, such as this P&O menu design isn’t as […]

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Vintage design for modern times

Tom Eckersley is all over the web at the moment.  Yesterday he was here on Grain Edit (and hence tweeted and reposted hither and thither).  And over the last few months, he’s also been here, here, here, here and even all the way over here in Italy.  (There are loads more, I just lost the will to look at them all).  The two […]

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These classic posters, they’re all rubbish you know

This link to Design magazine online has been on the bookmarks for a while, but I’ve never quite got round to exploring it.  But, a bit of random surfing while bored and tired the other evening came up with this: It’s an article about how most modern public information posters are rubbish. “…the standard of […]

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