Saturday, 18 February 2012

The Art of Posters

I found a fantastic book in a charity shop.  It is "Posters" by Bevis Hillier.

It tells the history of posters and is full of wonderful examples from the earliest days up to the psychedelic 60s.  It is a very interesting and informative book.

My personal favourites are the late 19th century French posters and those from WWI,

There are lots of colour plates and many in black and white.

The book is not in great condition, so I think I might frame some of my favourites.
Hope you have a great weekend.

Love, Liz


Trashsparkle said...

That looks like a great book - I'm always buying small-sized poster copies on ebay, but running out of walls! x

June said...

What a wonderful find! I'm sure you'll have a lot of fun deciding which ones to frame!

Rachael said...

Wow what a smashing book! Love the circus posters, the colour and the style is lovely.

claire said...

i'm starting to look at vintage books in shops, like i need another thing to collect lol!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

what a interesting book. I agree I would like the WWI ones also.

Little Nell said...

That looks fun. He produced some very fine books; I’ve got his ‘Greetings from Christmas Past’ - look out for it.

GardenofDaisies said...

that looks like a wonderful book! My daughter decorated her dorm room in french posters. :-)