Tag Archives: Festival of Britain

Skylon Biro

Mr Crownfolio went off to do some shopping for our holiday the other day.  He still has no sunhat, but we do now own this. Given that the gardens were the slightly more raucous and, dare I say it, downmarket outpost of the Festival of Britain, I wasn’t expecting too much from the guide.  But […]

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Death and the Poster Designer

I’ve always loved the smiliness of Tom Eckersley’s posters. Hastings, n/d Between the late forties and the mid 1950s, his work is filled with cheerful characters, from spoons to beach balls. Eno’s Fruit Salts, 1947 Bridlington, British Railways, 1955 And of course people. Guinness, 1956 So I was rather disappointed to discover that Eckersley himself […]

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Festival time

Mr Crownfolio has been fossicking in the furthest depths of the internet again.  And he’s found this. And this. As well as this. What links them all is this. The Festival of Britain.  Or, to be more precise, the Museum of London’s rather wonderful Festival of Britain online exhibition and archive.  Not only does it […]

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