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Modern Publicity 1950 – 51. Illustrated Mid century Art, Advertising and Graphics Part 1

September 28, 2014

This was the very first Modern Publicity book that I encountered. Many of the images are in black and white but it doesn’t detract from their beautiful retro style and vintage va va vooom !

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Perhaps you also find that drinking Bovril prevents that sinking feeling… to be honest I get a sinking feeling at the thought if drinking it ! lol

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Some beautiful curves here.

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A touch of travel with a lovely poster from B.O.A.C. and that mix of man and nature.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. boabee1 permalink
    September 28, 2014 8:57 pm

    Lovely images. I wonder if they are mainly monochrome as they were designed for newspapers and the like?

    • September 28, 2014 10:20 pm

      I don’t think they are monochrome images, it was just to keep printing costs down at the time sadly for us : (

  2. Karen Smith permalink
    September 28, 2014 9:51 pm

    I agree they don’t lose anything by being in monochrome great graphic images ,must have been exciting innovative for that time post war and austerity.

    • September 28, 2014 10:18 pm

      An exciting time to live although I wonder if people 70 years from now will be looking at our graphics and thinking the same lol

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