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Poster Design

Synopsis
Posters taken from a collection owned by Manchester Metropolitan University. The text discusses the way art can be exploited in advertising, taking as examples advertising posters of the inter-war period commissioned by such companies as Shell-Mex, Austin Reed and the Empire Marketing Board. It tells how companies used artists’ work in their advertising, with the best known example in this study the surrealist Paul Nash, and offers an analysis of the meaning produced by these adverts.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Multimedia; 13 slides.
Year of production
1991
Availability
Sale; 2005 sale: £15.00 (inc. VAT +p&p)
Notes
This is a shorter version of ‘Poster art of the 1920s and 1930s’.
Documentation
Accompanying 7-page text with introduction, commentary, bibliography and note on poster archives in Britain.
Subjects
Art
Keywords
advertising; commercial art; posters

Distributor

Name

Manchester Metropolitan University, Faculty of Art and Design

Email
c.hilton@mmu.ac.uk or j.davis@mmu.ac.uk
Web
http://www.artdes.mmu.ac.uk/visualresources/slidesets/ External site opens in new window
Phone
0161 247 1930
Fax
0161 247 6897
Address
The Visual Resources Curator
Righton Building
Cavendish Street
Manchester
M15 6BG

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