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Modern Publicity 1966 . Midcentury Advertising, Graphics, Illustration

July 4, 2014

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I first found out about the publication called ‘Modern Publicity’  after seeing and buying a copy back in 2012, it was the 1950/51 edition, right up my street !. These images are taken from the 1966/67 edition which sadly wasn’t quite as interesting. If anyone has any of the 1950 ones they might be able to loan me for a scrutiny, please let me know.

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Modern Publicity is the equivalent to a graphics magazine today and covered posters, packaging, TV, magazine and book illustrations and adverts each year.

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Great to see such a variety of line and style in one place.

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Nearly 50 year old packaging which looks fresh as a daisy !

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Ahh just lie back in the long grass and enjoy the day : )

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There’s a great article from the guys over at Quad Royal about this publication too.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. July 4, 2014 11:13 am

    fabulous stuff – attractive, playful and informative – nicely represents the general optimism and sunny outlook of 60’s graphics and advertising.

    • July 4, 2014 12:07 pm

      You gotta give them credit in the 50’s and 60’s they certainly did it simply and effectively : ) thanks for your comment Tony

  2. July 4, 2014 12:43 pm

    Great to see the graphics so evocative of the times of my youth . . . Takes me back in an instant.

    Can I also congratulate you on such a fabulous blog . . . One I really look forward to receiving, don’t know how you find the time, glad you do though!

    • July 4, 2014 12:50 pm

      Many thanks Andrew for the fab comments. It’s people like yourself that make the hard work worthwhile blogging wise. So glad you enjoy my choices, please feel free to share Fishink with your friends too. Thanks again

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