Tag Archives: Hans Schleger

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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Quite a Lot

Incoming at Crownfolio Towers has been the story this week. Three times in the last couple of weeks a job lot of posters has come up on eBay and, as no one else seemed to want them very much, three times they’ve ended up as ours.  Net result, more posters than one household strictly needs […]

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What is the range of activity of the commercial artist in Britain?

That’s what this copy of Graphis is asking in 1950. (And yes, the cover is by Tom Eckersley). Unfortunately for us, most of the answers are in black and white, apart from this design for Kia-ora by Lewitt-Him. And this Christmas advertisement for Simpsons of Piccadilly. I think there may have been some more at […]

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