Printed for The Great Western Railway (GWR), a British railway company that linked London with The Midlands, the south-west and west of England and most of Wales.
Printed for the LNER*. *The London and North Eastern Railway was the second largest of the “Big Four” railway companies created by the Railways Act 1921 in Britain. It operated from 1 January 1923 until nationalization on 1 January 1948.
The Michelin Man, in his trademark orange boots, is happily puffing on a cigar and dispensing tires (Michelin, of course) to those in need; against a deep blue background, lettering in yellow and red. Left blank when the poster was printed, the text box at the bottom was filled in by different merchants with their… Learn more ›
“The contrast between the reds, ocres and yellows used to depict Beausoleil and the blacks, gray and deep sea blue of the rest of the poster serves to glorify the city” (Azur p. 156-57). This is the most creative typography seen in one of Broders’ posters; an unusually flamboyant style that he never repeats. Broders… Learn more ›
The SNCF (French Rail) chose to loosely coin the phrase, ‘The beautiful country of our life” to encourage travel to the French Riviera. Not much encouragement is needed to follow the sun to this piece of paradise.
Printed for His Majesty’s Secret Office (HMSO). The full set of 8 are in excellent condition, rare and come with the original Ministry of Information envelope. Writing under the pen name of Fougasse, Cyril Kenneth Bird was one of the most popular cartoonists and illustrators of the first half of the twentieth century and arguably… Learn more ›
Founded in 1880, Spyker (originally spelled Spijker) was a Dutch carriage manufacturer that quickly entered the automobile business. This fashionable evening graphic perfectly embodies the height of elegance and refinement so essential to the brand’s image.
An image as succulent as it is well executed. For the Wilhelm Mozer delicatessen and food store, Hohlwein has created an overloaded table of delectable comestibles; a red lobster, red roses, oranges, lemons, champagne and brandy against a dark purple background. The table is so bountifully laden that, like a cornucopia, it runneth over, and… Learn more ›
Thoughts of Willy Wonka can’t help but come to mind when one gets a look at this Rutz design for Stalden preserves. Certainly the disproportion is meant to convey the big fruit-and-sugar deliciousness of the product, but isn’t it far more fun to take the promotion at face value, with a quartet of tots literally… Learn more ›
A preferred mascot for the brand this Westie is performing new tricks in honor of his dapper duds. This Swiss company, which opened in 1895, closed in June of 2011.
John Pashe designed The Rolling Stones’ iconic “tongue and lip” logo in 1971, as well as four concert posters between 1970 and 1974. Each of his posters for the band is a paean to the Art Deco transportation designs of the 1920s and 30s, reinterpreted with a post-Haight Ashbury flourish.
Riding the glorious stretch of rail along the Hudson River between West Point Military Academy and the Bear Mountain Bridge (seen here in the distance), the aerodynamic, steel cars of a New York Central System train are heading toward New York City, pulled by the “New” Empire State Express, which was launched in 1941. Zega… Learn more ›