Tag Archives: Robin Day

It’s 1959, OK

This has been sitting on my desk for a few weeks. Now, I’ll be the first to admit that it’s not a great example of graphic design nor interior styling.  But it has been making me think. Because this is Autumn 1959, the calendar is about to turn over into the 1960s.  That’s not the […]

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On Display

Having already written in praise of the ephemeral last week, it’s time to explore some more things that can never be recreated. I ordered this book ages ago, but it arrived just before Christmas after a slow sea crossing of the Atlantic. The wait was worthwhile, because it is full of wonderful things, even if, […]

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Designs of the times

Oddly enough, the day after I posted a (rare) Robin Day poster on here, news has broken of his death. He was of course far more of a furniture designer than a graphic artist. This is a roomset he designed for the Festival of Britain in 1951, and I’d willingly move into that tomorrow. He […]

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Small but perfectly formed

So, back on the auction rounds once more, and first in our sights is Van Sabben, on December 11th. I’ve already skipped through a few of the French ones in passing last week, but there are also a small selection of British posters in there which are worth looking at. Lewitt Him, c.1947, est. €250 […]

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