Planning can be pretty. A couple of the diagrams from a 1929 report by the Greater London Regional Planning Committee.
Prolific London Transport designer Charles Paine invited us to come out of our shells for Easter 90 years ago, in this little leaflet featuring Sunday services and indoor attractions.
Broadcasting House under construction in 1929. Photo from @robnitm
One of many fab Metropolis posters, this one from France in 1927.
There’s always a fascination about old streetscapes, but these appeal in particular because they feature some of Hamburg’s painted advertising from the very early 1920s.
I’ve taken them from the July/August 1921 edition of Das Plakat, a brilliant German journal of the advertising arts. I think there may have been a bit of retouching of the original images to highlight some of the lettering, but the shots still give a feel for the extent and impact of the street advertising of the era.
I wonder if any of these survive as ghostsigns? Unlikely, given what happened to the city in WW2.
Darling, I want to go there, and I want to go by coach! 1928 poster by an unknown artist.
Fresh from the 1920s and up for auction here: http://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/Rare-NEW-YORK-Bakery-1920-s-Double-Sided-72-inch-200-c-1AF401E9CF