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Modern Publicity 1950 – 51. Illustrated Mid century Art, Advertising and Graphics Part 3

October 24, 2014

Hey everyone, it finally friday !! Here, it’s a wet end to a rather lovely, mild, October week of weather. I thought you might like something retro for the weekend : ) The Modern Publicity Annual for 1950-51 must have been a good year for quirky vintage graphics, as we’ve made it to part 3 packed with more fab illustrations !

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These lovely black and white company symbols show bold strength in their visual messages.

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I’m always absorbed by the great textures and shapes used at this time.

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Lovely movement in these graphics and onto some fab packaging too.

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Great polar bear and the Summit cigarettes look almost 3-D.

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Can you believe some of these designs are nearly 65 years old !

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Keep an eye out on my blog next week as I’ll be posting a competition for you to win a copy of the latest picture book by Benji Davies and Linda Sarah On Sudden Hill !! Wow, it’s a beautiful book too.

You can find more posts and illustrations in this series by typing the words ‘ Modern Publicity ‘ into the search function on the right of this post. Don’t forget to share this and tell your friends about Fishink Blog. Thank you and have a great weekend.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. October 24, 2014 10:17 am

    The Gronland Polar Bear looks almost contemporary again! Funny how styles come round again eh?! Great post!

    • October 24, 2014 12:06 pm

      Yes you’re right, very up to date. The fifties and sixties are the new now ! : )

      • October 24, 2014 7:55 pm

        When will the 80s (and I) come back into fashion?! ;o) Keep up the great work!

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