Tag Archives: Daphne Padden

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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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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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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Cleaning up

Remember our Daphne Padden prints from last year? (Which are, incidentally, still available, if you want one just leave a comment or drop me a line via the contact form). Well now, thanks to the lovely people at To Dry For, you are now also able to buy Daphne Padden tea towels too.  Just take […]

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Correct Selling

couple of years ago now, I wrote a long piece on here about why some kinds of poster seem to survive in greater quantities than others.  In short, the argument was that where posters do survive in large numbers, this tends to be because the institutions concerned – London Transport, the railway companies and Shell […]

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Blackpool, camels and shandy

I’m posting like fury this week to try and catch up with all the auctions that are going on.  Although this post is in fact about a couple of auctions that have already happened, but are still worth noting. The first of these is the recent GWRA auction, where we had been hoping to get […]

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