Tag Archives: Hans Schleger

Designer’s eye

So here I am submerged in house renovations when there are poster auctions which I need to tell you about.  First in the line, mainly because it’s in just a few days time, is the forthcoming Swann Auction of Modernist Posters. Now, with their being in New York, there are usually only one or two […]

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Typewriter dream of elysian fields

Less eBay, more auctions today, which makes a change.  The main excitement, at least it is if you are me, is a pair of Graham Sutherland posters up for sale at Wooley and Wallis in Salisbury.  This is the catalogue image. From the text, it appears that the other poster on offer is this (image […]

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Superlative, he says

Watch out, there are auctions about.  Admittedly not the poster extravaganzas which are Christies and Van Sabben, but auctions nonetheless.  First under the microscope is GWRA in Leamington on May 19th.  This is a railwayana auction which means that there is an awful lot of this kind of thing. Chris Watkiss, 1952 Along with even […]

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Give that penguin a fish!

A recent acquisition on eBay was a few copies of Modern Publicity from the late 1950s and early 1960s.  I was going to share their delights with you anyway, but when I looked into the archives I realised that I’ve never actually blogged about this properly at all. Then when I looked a bit harder […]

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Be prepared

Hurrah, an auction.  It’s about time we had a nice chunky set of British posters for sale, and it’s Bloomsbury Auctions who are obliging this time, on the 16th February. Once again, there are incalculable quantities of airline posters.  Where do they all come from? I don’t remember them being in auctions a few years […]

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Thinking in numbers

For anyone who thought the infographic is a modern phenomenon, the London Transport Museum is here to set you right. They’ve just created a new display of graphics about numbers, which I am mainly drawing your attention to because this Schleger is both fantastic and not often seen. Interestingly, it’s from 1938.  These kind of […]

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