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Publications on the history of modern typography, trademarks & logotypes, packaging, posters, advertising, signage, commercial art, book design, letterheads, etc., including notable designers and their works in these fields.

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Jones, Sydney R. (text); Geoffrey Holme (ed.), Posters & Their Designers, London, The Studio, 1924, first edition, 4to (11.5" x 8.25"), HB, sky blue decorative blind-stamped bevelled boards w/ gilt cover and spine titles, VG- / none. Edges a bit faded w/ some wear, spine darkened.

viii, 150 pp. Profuse illustrations, some full-page, a number of them in reproduced in full-color. Complete index of artists. An article on the evolution of the poster precedes the editor's presentation of the year's notable international poster designs. Examples by the following are included: George Barbier, Thomas Bawden, Bernhard, Pierre Bonnard, Will Bradley, Frank Brangwyn, Jean Cheret, Howard Chandler Christy, Austin Cooper, Jean D'Ylen, Louis Fancher, James Montgomery Flagg, C. Lovat Fraser, Maurice Greiffenhagen, Jules Guerin, Ludwig Hohlwein, E. McKnight KaufferMaud Klein, Julius Klinger, Laura Knight, Kosel-Frey, J.C. Leyendecker, Studio of Hans Neuman, William Nicholson, Maxfield Parrish, Edward Penfield, Joseph Pennell, Ethel Reed, T.A. Steinlen, Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, Soudikine, Norman Wilkinson, Rene Vincent; several posters noted as "unsigned" from Austria, Germany, Italy, Japan, Norway and the U.S.; and the work of many others.

This is the first in a series of beautifully produced volumes that expanded into annual reviews of the best in international advertising and graphic design, published by The Studio, London. Subsequently re-titled Art and Publicity: Fine Printing and Design (in 1925), then Posters & Publicity; Fine Printing and Design (from 1926-1929) and finally to Modern Publicity (from 1930 and continuing well into the 1970's.)

A lovely production, typical of this British publisher. Increasingly scarce in the hardcover edition.    [Book ID # 1678]


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