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Next AntikBar Original Vintage Poster Auction: 7 November


Our next Original Vintage Poster Auction of over 450 lots features travel and advertising posters as well as a wide variety of cinema, sport, war and propaganda posters from around the world.


View our auction catalogue and register to bid online via:

Live Auctioneers at www.liveauctioneers.com/catalog/180929_original-vintage-posters-travel-and-advertising/
The Saleroom at www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/antikbar/catalogue-id-antikb10020
Invaluable at www.invaluable.com/catalog/dllfzzdr7b

This live auction will start online at 3pm (UK time) on Saturday 7 November.

AntikBar offers in-house delivery worldwide for items won in our auctions. Updated Note: In line with latest government guidelines, the auction preview will now only be open at our gallery by appointment on Wednesday 4 November. Contact us to book your appointment in advance, and click here for information on the restrictions in place at our gallery.


AntikBar – Original Vintage Posters
404 King’s Road, Chelsea, London SW10 0LJ
www.AntikBar.co.uk 


Lot Of The Day
– daily features in the lead up to this auction:

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In The News:

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These travel posters from the 1920s and 30s conjure a lost era of globetrotting but also offer a vivid snapshot of world history. They are among 450 to be sold by AntikBar on November 7
News in Pictures feature by The Times (14/10/20) 


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AntikBar offers Best of British – What could be more British than a policeman in traditional garb standing on Tower Bridge? This early 20th century poster promoting London as a tourist destination was issued in France to advertise the rail routes from Paris to London…” Travel feature in the Antiques Trade Gazette (24/20/20 p13 and online)


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Creative Gift Ideas – Charming vintage poster shop AntikBar are hosting their next Original Vintage Poster Auction tomorrow. With over 450 lots…there’s something for every taste. Give the gift of art this Christmas!” KCAW news event (6/11/2020) 



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AntikBar is a Member of the International Vintage Poster Dealers’ Association (IVPDA), UK Posters Network, London Art Deco Society, King’s Road Curve and The Association of Art and Antiques Dealers (LAPADA).

Saturday 1 August: next AntikBar Poster Auction

AntikBar Poster Auction 1 August 2020 Banner

Saturday 1 August: Don’t miss our next live online auction featuring a collection of railway posters in addition to a wide variety of over 450 original vintage posters from around the world, including travel, sport, war, propaganda, advertising and movie posters.

You can now view our auction catalogue and register to bid online in advance via:

– Live Auctioneers www.liveauctioneers.com/catalog/172458_original-vintage-posters-incl-railway-posters
– The Saleroom www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/antikbar/catalogue-id-antikb10019
– Invaluable www.invaluable.com/catalog/t8feddw4w1?size=200&page=1&categories=&sort=

This live auction will start online at 3pm (UK time) on Saturday 1 August.

Please Note: In line with government guidelines, the auction preview will be open by appointment only at our gallery from Wednesday 29 July to 1pm on Saturday 1 August. Please contact us to book your appointment in advance, and click here for information on the restrictions in place at our gallery.


Lot of the Day:

1 AmericanAirlinesIreland   2 SmirnoffVodkaAccountant
3 TintinSecretOfTheUnicorn   4 TriumphMotorcycles 
5 CommunismUSSRLenin
6 LidoCabaretParis   7 WaimeaBayHawaiiSurfing
8 GuinnessBattleOfHastings
9 DartmouthCollege   10 KLMRoyalDutchAirlines
11 SmashingTime   12 MexicoOlympics1968
13 AntikBarAuction BritishRailways ServiceToIndustry TerenceCuneo 1August2020
14 CanadianNationalRailwaysCanadaUSA  15 JazzSaxophoneDexterGordon
16 HorseRacing
17 LlonchSalaArtDeco   18 AspenHighlandsSki
19 IsleOfWightBritishRailways 

20 AndyWarholPopArtShoes   21 MercedesBenzGrandPrixFangioStirlingMoss  

*Only 2 Days To Go!* 
AntikBar Vintage Poster Auction 1August2020

*Phew!* Another marathon auction lasting just over 7 hours…
LanaTurner AntikBar Auction1August2020  One of the many runaway successes was this glamorous 1940s ABC poster for the award winning Hollywood screen legend Lana Turner that created a bidding performance worthy of such an iconic hard-working actress

In the News:

ATG AntikBar Poster Auction 1 August 2020 Londoners Thames  Auction News in this week’s Antiques Trade Gazette (issue 2452): The sale of original posters at AntikBar on August 1 includes c.1926 poster for Southern Railway The Londoner’s Leisure… featuring a stylised view of elegant Londoners enjoying boat trips on the Thames by the artist Frederic Gregory Brown… 

TheSaleroom AntikBar Poster Auction 1August2020 feature   Auction News feature @TheSaleroom: From local cheeses to tennis championships, vintage posters star @AntikBar sale… 

 



AntikBar – Original Vintage Posters

404 King’s Road, Chelsea, London SW10 0LJ
www.AntikBar.co.uk

 


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AntikBar is a Member of the International Vintage Poster Dealers’ Association (IVPDA), UK Posters Network, London Art Deco Society, King’s Road Curve and The Association of Art and Antiques Dealers (LAPADA).

In The Spotlight: Graphic Design & Poster Art Reference Books

via our AntikbarBooks page on Facebook:

A selection of reference books and catalogues on early poster art, advertising and graphic design during the late 19th and early 20th century featuring a variety of art movements and styles including Photomontage, Soviet Constructivism, Art Deco, Realism, Avant Garde, Industrial, Art Nouveau, Modernism, Psychedelic, and product advertising and exhibition artwork. Click on the image links below for more information:

Abram Games Graphic Designer 2003 Stenberg Brothers Exhibition Catalogue 2015
The Complete Masters of the Poster 1990 The Art of the Fillmore 1966-1971 1997
Trade Advertising and Packaging in Russia 19-20 century 1993 See USSR Intourist Posters And The Marketing Of The Soviet Union 2013
The Queen Mary a Book of Comparisons 1936
Soviet Graphic Arts 1963 Almanach der Allrussischen Ausstellung für Landwirtschaft und Heimindustrie 1923
Russian Graphic Design 1880-1917 1997 Salon International Du Livre D'Art International Art Book Fair 1931
Collection of Hungarian Poster Reproductions 1959 Gypromez Bulletin Bulleten Gypromeza 1929
Railroads Eisenbahnen 1952
Lenin and Leninism 1928The Power of the Poster 1998
Russian Constructivism Exhibition Laboratory Period 1975 Koretsky The Soviet Photo Posters 1930-1984 2012
Samples of Graphic Design 2005
Film Posters of the Russian Avant-Garde 1995 For more updates, follow @AntikBarBooks on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/AntikBarBooks

AntikBar Books focuses on book design and related ephemera from the 1920s and 1930s covering the major art movements including Bauhaus, Constructivism, Art Deco and Modernism, many featuring photographs and artwork by notable artists of the period. Items include antique and vintage theatre brochures, travel books, reference magazines and other publications. 

[Note: this website is currently a work in progress with more items being uploaded every week. The prices and details will be completed soon on any items listed at £999. If you would like more information on any item, or if you would like to visit us to view any item, please contact us in advance via www.antikbarbooks.co.uk/contact-us]

Address: AntikBar, 404 King’s Road, Chelsea, London SW10 0LJ
Telephone: +44 (0) 207 352 9309
Email: info@antikbar.co.uk

Antikbar Books: www.antikbarbooks.co.uk
AntikBar Original Vintage Posters: www.antikbar.co.uk

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AntikBar is a Member of the International Vintage Poster Dealers’ Association (IVPDA), UK Posters Network, London Art Deco Society, King’s Road Curve and The Association of Art and Antiques Dealers (LAPADA).
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NEW! View our most recent additions online: AntikBar.co.uk

AntikBar Online NEW Original Vintage Posters

NEW! Browse our 80+ recent original vintage poster listings from around the world including travel, sport, advertising, war, propaganda and movie posters available online with worldwide delivery at AntikBar.co.uk/Latest_Products

AntikBar – Original Vintage Posters,
404 King’s Road, Chelsea, London SW10 0LJ
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COVID-19 (Coronavirus): Following the latest health advice, our gallery at 404 King’s Road will be closed until further notice. We appreciate your business and continued support, and we will endeavour to fulfil all online orders and restoration services as soon as possible. We thank you for your understanding during this uncertain time. Please contact us by email if you have any queries: www.antikbar.co.uk/contact_us/


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AntikBar is a Member of the International Vintage Poster Dealers’ Association (IVPDA), UK Posters Network, London Art Deco Society, King’s Road Curve and The Association of Art and Antiques Dealers (LAPADA).

Don’t miss AntikBar’s next Poster Auction on 11 May!

Set of 3 Posters Lenin USSR Propaganda Constructivism Original Vintage Posters Auction including USSR and Palestine Propaganda Poster Collection 

Our next auction on Saturday 11 May of over 500 original vintage posters features a collection of Soviet and Palestinian propaganda posters as well as a wide variety of original vintage travel, cinema, sport, advertising, war and propaganda posters from around the world.

The auction preview will be open at our gallery from Wednesday 8 May to 1pm on Saturday 11 May and the auction will start online at 3pm (UK time) on Saturday 11 May. View our catalogue and register to bid in advance via:

The Saleroom — www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/antikbar/catalogue-id-antikb10014
Invaluable — www.invaluable.com/catalog/67cmv11cug
Live Auctioneers — www.liveauctioneers.com/catalog/139883_original-posters-ussr-and-palestine-propaganda

→ This extraordinary collection of Soviet and Palestine posters was acquired by our seller during his trips to the USSR and Lebanon in the 1960s and 1970s. 

In March 1969, the seller joined a UK delegation of the National Union of Students on a visit to the USSR. During his stay in Moscow, Leningrad and Tallinn, he acquired some of the posters. Later that year, he wrote to the Soviet authorities who sent several parcels of posters to him at university. 

The Palestinian posters were obtained in Summer 1971 when the seller travelled to the Middle East to apply for a postgraduate course at the American University in Beirut. On arrival he realised the university was not fully functioning due to the unstable and rapidly deteriorating political and military situation. He stayed in Beirut for two months then visited Syria, Jordan and Israel, returning home via Beirut. At the time, he considered becoming a journalist so arranged an interview with Bassam Abu Sharif, the spokesperson for the PFLP (Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine). During this meeting he was given many of the posters that form this collection. The new symbol of the PFLP was adopted in May 1969 and these posters are among the earliest published by the Palestinian resistance.

Auction Preview now open at our gallery until 1pm on Saturday:
AntikBar Poster Auction Preview photos1 – video clips and more images available on our social media (links given below).

Lot of the Day (scroll down to follow us also on social media for more image features in the lead up to this auction)

1 BeatCompetition2 a PopularFront LiberationPalestine
3 a GeneralMotors ConceptCar Chrysler
4 a GaleriesLafayette Children5 a BillGraham RockMusic SanFrancisco
6 a CigarettesSaphir ArtNouveau7 a Lot PolishAirline Dog
8 a OriginalSin Cider MsVeronique9 a Solidarity
10 a Guinness Fireman
11 a TierparkBerlin Zoo Elephants12 a MonteCarlo DivingGirl
13 a GoodCitizens AbrahamLincoln14 a DavidBowie LetsDance
15 a TheOtherWoman 16 a Fougasse CarelessTalk WWII
17 a Soviet USSR Construction Propaganda Poster AntikBar Auction 
**AUCTION TODAY!**

In The News:

ATG Preview Issue 2390 AntikBar Poster Auction 11 May 2019 Our upcoming auction featured by the Antiques Trade Gazette on their Previews page (p.32)   

Visit our website Auction Page and follow us on social media for more auction images and updates:

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All our original vintage posters from around the world (propaganda, war, sport, travel, advertising and movie posters) are available online with worldwide delivery at www.AntikBar.co.uk and at our gallery at:

AntikBar – Original Vintage Posters
404 King’s Road, London SW10 0LJ

AntikBar is a Member of the International Vintage Poster Dealers’ Association (IVPDA), UK Posters Network, London Art Deco Society, King’s Road Curve and The Association of Art and Antiques Dealers (LAPADA).

AntikBar Auction – Original Vintage Posters Winter Sale

   

Saturday 2 February: Original Vintage Posters Winter Sale

Don’t miss our next auction of over 440 lots featuring a wide variety of original vintage travel, sport, advertising, propaganda, war and movie posters from around the world, many with low starting prices (from £10+).

This live online auction will start at 3pm (UK time) on Saturday 2 February. You can now view our catalogue and register to bid in advance for this auction via:

Live Auctioneers www.liveauctioneers.com/catalog/133342_original-vintage-posters-winter-sale
Invaluable www.invaluable.com/catalog/b9tz45oms1
The Saleroom www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/antikbar/catalogue-id-antikb10013

The auction preview will be open at our gallery from Wednesday 30 January to 1pm on Saturday 2 February.

banner - antikbar poster auction 2 february 2019 Please visit our Auction page or contact us if you would like any more information, or visit us at:


AntikBar – Original Vintage Posters
404 King’s Road, Chelsea, London SW10 0LJ
www.AntikBar.co.uk


Our Lot of the Day features in the lead up to this auction (posted here and on our website and social media pages):

superman greenkryptonite dccomicssmirnoffvodka pilot
3 dirty harry set of 3 clint eastwood posters3 dirty harry set of 3 clint eastwood posters23 dirty harry set of 3 clint eastwood posters3
4 lenin ussr sovietpropaganda5 simplon emil cardinaux
6 usa motorcycle grand prix
7 james bond video game8 loreal fashion scarf
9 Ski Winter Sports Education.jpg10 set of 2 guinness toucan posters
11 set of 4 motivational posters11a set of 4 motivational posters
11c set of 4 motivational posters11b set of 4 motivational posters
12 alfa romeo cars13 set of 8 propaganda posters
14wantedbritishtransportpolice 
15victoriaaustraliaski  16 Mac Fisheries 

Auction Preview now open at our gallery
(until 1pm on Saturday 2 February)
:
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Auction Reviews

atg maps antikbar auction feb19  “Get lost in some of the excellent maps going under the hammer…” our Winter Sale auction featured by the Antiques Trade Gazette
atg antikbar auction preview buy british jan2019  “Patriotic efforts to support the economy have at various times resulted in campaigns to Buy British…” one of our original vintage 1930s posters featured by the Antiques Trade Gazette (issue 2376, p30)

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All our original vintage posters from around the world (propaganda, war, sport, travel, advertising and movie posters) are available online at www.AntikBar.co.uk with worldwide delivery and at our gallery.

AntikBar is a Member of the International Vintage Poster Dealers’ Association (IVPDA), UK Posters Network, London Art Deco Society, King’s Road Curve and The Association of Art and Antiques Dealers (LAPADA).

AntikBar Poster Auction + London Underground guest speaker talk

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ORIGINAL VINTAGE POSTER AUCTION – 1 JULY 2017
FEATURING A COLLECTION OF LONDON UNDERGROUND POSTERS
+ ‘ART ON THE UNDERGROUND’ GUEST SPEAKER TALK ON 22 JUNE

LU Royal Academy  Che.jpg  LU Chinatown  Man Ray

Our next Original Vintage Poster Auction on Saturday 1 July will start online at 3pm (UK time) via Live Auctioneers and The Saleroom. A preview will be open at our gallery from Wednesday 28 June until 12noon on Saturday 1 July.

This auction will feature a unique collection of London Underground posters and memorabilia alongside a wide variety of over 300 original vintage posters from around the world – travel, cinema, sport, advertising, war, propaganda. New and experienced collectors and dealers will benefit from our low starting prices with no reserves. Worldwide delivery.

To accompany the auction, we are pleased to announce that the former Marketing Director of the London Underground, Dr Henry Fitzhugh, will be giving a talk at our gallery. Dr Fitzhugh introduced the Art on the Underground series, commissioning leading artists of the day, including many Royal Academicians. The initiative was seen as good decoration for the stations to benefit passengers and as a way of continuing the Underground’s long history of responsibility towards art and heritage.

The talk will start at 6:30pm on Thursday 22 June. Tickets cost £5, available online [click here] and at our gallery.

Auction Preview open from
28 June – 12noon on 1 July: 

AuctionPreview

Lot of the Day:

Mao  DWB 1911  
LU Whitechapel  Zoo panther 
London Underground map
LU Be Alert  David Hockney
Italy Propaganda

 Misfits Marilyn Monroe Clark Gable  Football
Sunday World  USSR Propaganda
Little Boy Blue Little Bo Peep
LU Farringdon enamel sign  Dali
Stamps WW2  BOAC Europe
Soviet Sports  French Riviera
London Transport Coronation
Careless Talk WW2  Ski Jump
Oberehnheim
LU Piccadilly Circus  Monte Carlo
Lenin  Birds
LU Children Anarchy  James Bond Octopussy
Munich Olympics Horse  
USSR Map
LU Oranges Lemons  Steam Engine
Chinese Sports  Holiday Land
LU Cricket  Pearson

Antiques Trade Gazette:
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[via our Facebook page] In the Spotlight: the subtle humour of the Signs of the Times series by the notable British photographer Martin Parr for a fly-on-the-wall BBC documentary on people’s homes in the early 1990s.
LU Children Anarchy “To come home in the evening to find the kids have carried out their own form of anarchy is just about the last thing I can face
LU Buying Things “We keep buying things thinking “that’ll look better” and it just doesn’t
LU Cottage Stately Home “We wanted a cottagey stately home kind of feel
LU Feminine Touch “Sue has definitely given the bathroom the feminine touch 
LU Taste “I think we are very lucky to have informed taste – with my position as a fine arts valuer 

 

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Address: AntikBar – Original Vintage Posters,
404 King’s Road, Chelsea, London SW10 0LJ
Opening Hours: Monday-Friday 10am-6pm; Saturday 11am-6pm (by appointment on Sundays and Bank Holidays)

+ Visit our website at www.AntikBar.co.uk to browse all our original vintage posters from around the world (cinema, travel, advertising, sport, war, propaganda), with worldwide delivery. For more News & Events, images and updates, follow us on:

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AntikBar is a Member of the International Vintage Poster Dealers’ Association (IVPDA), the London Art Deco Society (LADS) and The Association of Art and Antiques Dealers (LAPADA).

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Art On Show: Vintage Exhibition Posters

pa0766_1_mColourful, dynamic and often featuring artwork by notable artists of the period, these exhibition posters from around the world were issued to promote the work of an artist, style or art form, venue or cultural event.

Their eye catching designs used to attract visitors to the exhibition at the time are now ideal for decorating at home and in the office and make excellent presents for historians, art lovers and collectors.

pa0321_1_m  pa1236_1_m

pa0712_1_m  pa0711_1_m

pa1322_1_m  pw0268_1_m

pw0284_1_m  pa1069_1_m

pa0851_1_m  pa1410_1_m

pa0488_1_m  pa1416_1_m

pa1320_1_m  pa0888_1_m

pa0597_1_m  pp0570_1_m

pt1396_1_m  pa0241_1_m

pa1228_1_m  pa1217_1_m

pa1153_1_m  pa1157_1_m

pa1152_1_m  pa1102_1_m

pa1107_1_m  pa1181_1_m

pa1155_1_m  pa1380_1_m

pa1356_1_m  pa1346_1_m

pa1386_1_m  pa1385_1_m

pa0912_1_m  pa0946_1_m

pa1001_1_m  pa0504_1_m

pa1304_1_m  pa1175_1_m

pa0748_1_m  pa0503_1_m

pa1390_1_m  pa1388_1_m

pa1326_1_m  pa1108_1_m

pa1234_1_m  pa1286_1_m

pa1083_1_m  pa1389_1_m

pa0602_1_m  pa1392_1_m

pa1298_1_m  pa1348_1_m

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Visit our website to view all our original antique and vintage posters covering all subjects from around the world. For more updates, follow us on:

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AntikBar is a Member of the International Vintage Poster Dealers’ Association (IVPDA), the London Art Deco Society (LADS) and The Association of Art and Antiques Dealers (LAPADA).

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In the Spotlight: Edward McKnight Kauffer

PT0386_1_m  American artist and illustrator, Edward McKnight Kauffer (1890-1954), was one of the most renowned poster designers of the 20th century. Born Edward Kauffer in Montana, he lived in an orphanage from 1893-1899 where he started to draw. On moving back home after his mother’s re-marriage, his mother and step-father supported his artistic talent and aspirations. He moved to San Francisco in 1910 where he worked for the art dealer and bookseller, Paul Elder, and continued his art studies in the evenings at the Mark Hopkins Institute, California School of Design. A professor at Utah University, Joseph McKnight, sponsored him in 1912 and gave him a loan to move to Paris. (Out of respect for his sponsor, Edward Kauffer adopted McKnight as his middle name.)

PT0627_1_m  In 1913 he moved to France via a short stint at the Art Institute of Chicago and a visit to Munich, where he was undoubtedly influenced by the European post-impressionist paintings and move towards modernism on display, as well as poster art and typography. He continued his studies at the Academie Moderne until the outbreak of World War One when he moved to London in 1914 with his wife, Grace Ehrlich (a pianist), and daughter, Ann.

PA0390_1_m  In London, he was introduced to Frank Pick, Publicity Manager for London Underground, leading to his commission to produce a staggering 140 posters for London Underground, later London Transport. His style of artwork developed from a more traditional painterly style to a more modern and dynamic graphic design style and his success as an advertising poster artist was outstanding. In 1921 he exhibited in New York but, not achieving the same response from commissions as he had in London, he returned to England.

PA0841_m_  In 1923, on one of his regular visits to Paris, he met Marion Dorn, an American interior designer. He left his wife and daughter for her and their relationship included professional collaboration on a few projects, such as the interior and advertising designs for Orient Lines’ flagship ocean liner. (Edward and Marion later married in 1950 but then separated in 1953.) Now a renowned graphic designer, he was also busy with other commercial clients, including BP and Shell Oil, and he was involved with illustrating books and book covers, textiles, theatre and interior design.

PP0152_1_m  At the start of World War Two, he reluctantly moved to New York. His commissions in America started with MOMA and he went on to produce propaganda posters during the war before working for his final client, American Airlines, in 1947. The success and recognition he achieved in London was soon repeated in New York and, in terms of his commercial work, he is now most well known for his London Underground, Shell and American Airlines poster artworks, as well as his book designs for Lund Humphries. Edward McKnight Kauffer was certainly a prolific and dedicated designer, working right up to his death at the age of 64 in 1954.

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Here is a summary of a few of Edward McKnight Kauffer’s awards, associations and other achievements:

1914 – Joined the London Group
1919 – Formed the X Group with Wyndham & Lewis and joined the Arts League of Service (ALS)
1924 – Published his own book, The Art of the Poster
1930 – Appointed Art Director for the book publishers, Lund Humphries
1934 – Awarded Honorary Fellow for the Council of Art and Industry
1936 – Awarded Honorary Designer for Industry by Royal Society of Arts in London
1945 – Received a Certificate of Honour for his wartime propaganda posters
1947 – Awarded Distinctive Merit from the Art Directors Club of New York and became Honorary Advisor to the Department of Public Information of the United Nations

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