Three powerful posters from The New Haven Rail Road in 1950, designer unknown.
Here’s a little selection of posters and painted ads from late 1920s’ Germany and Austria as featured in a booklet from 1931 called Reklame und Heimatbild, which translates, clunkily, as Advertising and Homeland Image. I suspect that this selection shows us three examples of ‘bad’ advertising practice and one ‘good’ but my German isn’t up to confirming that. All fascinating nevertheless, including that bit of Bauhaus lettering on the Innsbruck tennis tournament poster.
…via Dunkirk and Folkestone in this splendid 1932 poster by Cassandre.
Here’s a poster by Aubrey Hammond from, I would guess, the late 1930s, looking at how his style developed. He also produced a brilliant Metropolis book jacket in 1927, below.
Morning, noon and night? Three different but equally enticing Mont Blanc poster treatments from 1928 by Georges Dorival.
Van Writing Up-To-Date was published in 1949 and featured these examples of hand painted ‘van writing’ excellence.
Lots of lovely hand lettering there, with some fine illustration thrown in for good measure. The book tells you everything you need to know as a commercial vehicle signwriter, and includes some template designs which I’ll post on another occasion.
Never be without your Wood-Milne rubber heels. They’re shock absorbers for elegant pedestrians, you know. This c.1928 poster by Marc Mourgue is up for auction soon.