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Resources

Bibliography

General

Barnicoat, J. 1972. A concise history of posters. London: Thames and Hudson

Bernstein, D. 1992. Advertising outdoors: watch this space!. London: Phaidon

Bestley, R., Noble, I. 2002. Up Against the Wall: International Poster Design. Hove: RotoVision

Frost, M., Lewis, A., Winterburn, A. (eds). 2006. Street Talk: the Rise and Fall of the Poster. Mulgrave, VIC.: Images Publishing

Gallo, M. 1974. The poster in history. New York: New American Library

Guffey, E. 2015. Posters: a global history. London: Reaktion Books

Hillier, B. 1969. Posters. London: Weidenfeld & Nicholson

Hutchinson, H.F. 1968. The poster an illustrated history from 1860. London: Studio Vista

Rickards, M. 1971. The rise and fall of the poster. Newton Abbot: David and Charles

Rossi, A. 1971. Posters. New York: Paul Hamlyn

Sontag, S. 1970. ‘Posters: Advertisement, Art, Political Artefact, Commodity’ in Stremer, D., The Art of Revolution: 96 Posters from Cuba. London: Pall Mall Press

Timmers, M. (ed.) 1998. The Power of the Poster. London: V&A Publications

Weill, A. 1985. The poster: a worldwide survey and its history. London: Sotheby’s Publications

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Companies and Organisations

British Airways

Anthony, S., Green, O. 2012. British Aviation Posters: art, design and flight. Farnham, Surrey: Lund Humphries in association with British Airways

Empire Marketing Board

Constantine, S. 1986. Buy & build: the advertising posters of the Empire Marketing Board. London: HMSO

General Post Office

Anthony, S. 2012. Public relations and the making of modern Britain: Stephen Tallents and the birth of a progressive media profession. Manchester: Manchester University Press

Barden, M. 1993. GPO posters: post early 1920-1960. London: Camberwell Press

Rennie, P. 2011. GPO Posters. Woodbridge: Antique Collectors’ Club

London Transport

Edelstein, T.J. (ed.) 2010. Art for All: British Posters for Transport. New Haven: Yale Centre for British Art with Yale University Press

Green, O. 2001. Underground art: London Transport posters 1908 to the present. London: Laurence King

Green, O., Bowness, D., Black J. 2008. London Transport Posters: a century of art and design. London: Lund Humphries

Green, O. 2013. Frank Pick's London: art, design and the modern city. London: V&A Publishing in association with London Transport Museum

Laver, J. 1949. Art for all: London Transport posters 1908-49. London: London Transport Executive

Levey, M.F. 1976. London Transport posters. Oxford: Phaidon

Pears

Dempsey, M. (ed.). 1978. Bubbles: Early Advertising Art from A. & F. Pears. London: Fontana

Railway and aviation

Cole, B., Durack, R. 1992. Railway posters 1923-1947 from the collection of the National Railway Museum York. York: National Railway Museum

Scudiero, M., Cirulli, M., Cremoncini, R. 2002. Planespotting: Italian aviation posters 1910-1943: from the Massimo and Sonia Cirulli Archive, New York. New York: Publicity & Print Press

Shackleton, J.T. 1976. The golden age of the railway poster. London: New English Library

RoSPA

Rennie, P. 2005. An investigation into the design, production and display contexts of industrial safety posters produced by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents during WW2 and a catalogue of posters. PhD. University of the Arts, London

Shell-Mex & B.P. Ltd.

Artmonsky, R. 2006. Jack Beddington: The Footnote Man. London: Artmonsky Arts

Bernstein, D. 1992. The Shell poster book. London: Hamish Hamilton

Shell UK Oil. 1983. 'That’s Shell – that is!': an exhibition of Shell advertising art. London: Barbican Art gallery and Shell UK Ltd.

Shell UK Oil, Beaulieu, Lord Montagu of, Hewitt, J. 1998. The Shell poster book. London: Profile Books

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Countries

Belguim

Demeure de Beaumont, A. 1897. L’Affiche Belge. Toulouse: Chex l’Auteur

Oostens-Wittamer, Y. 1980. La Belle Epoque : masterworks by Combaz, Léo Jo, and Livemont : a loan exhibition from the Collection of L. Wittamer-De Camps. Oostens-Wittamer, Y., Fern, A., Durt, H., Washington: International Exhibitions Foundation

Britain

Flood, C. 2012. British Posters: Advertising, Activism, Art 1945-2012, London: V&A Publications

Poynor, R. 2005. Communicate: Independent British Graphic Design since the Sixties. London: Laurence King

Rennie, P. 2010. Modern British Posters, Art Design and Communication. London: Black Dog Publishing

Cuba

Cushing, L. 2003. Revolucion!: Cuban poster art. San Francisco: Chronicle Books

Stremer, D. 1970. The Art of Revolution: 96 Posters from Cuba. London: Pall Mall Press

Denmark

Dybdahl, L. 1993. Den Danske Plakat. Copenhagen: Borgen

France

Abdy, J. 1969. The French poster: Cheret to Cappiello. London: Studio Vista

Kugelberg, J., Vermès, P. 2011. Beauty is in the Street: a visual record of the May ’68 Paris Uprising. London: Four Corners Books

Weill, A. 1977. 100 years of posters of the Folies Bergère and music halls of Paris. London: Hart-Davis MacGibbon

Germany

Aynsley, J. 2000. Graphic design in Germany 1890-1945. London: Thames and Hudson

Hellmut, R. 1965. Das deutsche Plakat: von den Anfängen bis zur Gegenwart. Dresden: Verlag der Kunst

Japan

Kristahn, H., Mellinghoff, F. 1983. Japanische Plakate: Die Kunst der visuellen Ansprache aus Tradition, in Gegenwart und Kukunft. Münsterschwarzach: Vier-Türme Verlag

Wichmann, H. 1988. Jananische Plakate sechziger Jahre bis Heute. München: Die Neue Sammlung, Staatliches Museum für Angewandte Kunst

Netherlands

Beeke, A., Hefting, P., Snijders, M. 1997. Dutch posters, 1960-1996. Amsterdam: BIS

U.S.A.

Boston Public Library. 1974. American Posters of the Nineties. [exhibition catalogue]. Lunenburg, Vt.: Stinehour Press

Cushing, L., Dresscher, T.W. 2009. Agitate! Educate! Organise!: American labor posters. Ithaca; London: ILR Press/Cornell University Press

National Collection of Fine Arts, Washington. 1975. Images of an era-- American posters 1945-1975. [exhibition catalogue]. Washington: National Collection of Fine Arts

Margolin, V. 1975. American Poster RenaissanceNew York: Watson-Guptill Publications

Resnick, M., Remington, R. 2006. The American Image: U.S. Posters from the 19th to the 21st Century. New York: RIT Cary Graphics Arts Press

Stewart Johnson, J. 1983. The Modern American Poster. New York: Museum of Modern Art; Kyoto: National Museum of Modern Art

U.S.S.R.

Baburina, N. 1985. The Soviet political poster 1917-1980. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books

White, S. 1988. The Bolshevik poster. New Haven: Yale University Press

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Designers

Beggarstaffs

Campbell, C. 1990. The Beggarstaff Posters: the work of James Pryde and William Nicholson. London, Barrie & Jenkins

Cappiello

Rennert, J. 2004. Cappiello: The Posters of Leonetto Cappiello. New York: The Poster Art Library

Cassandre

Mouron, H. 1985. Cassandre. London, Thames & Hudson

Chéret

Broido, L. 1980. The Posters of Jules Chéret. New York, Dover

Colin

Rennert, J. 1977. 100 Posters of Paul Colin. New York: Posters Please Inc.

Games

Games, A. 1960. Over my shoulder. London: Studio Books

Games, N., Moriarty, C., Rose, J. 2003. Abram Games, graphic designer: maximum meaning minimum means. Aldershot: Lund Humphries

Henrion

Artmonsky, R., Webb, B. 2010. FHK Henrion. Woodbridge: Antique Collectors’ Club

Hohlwein

Frenzel, H.K. 1926. Ludwig Hohlwein. Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag, G.m.b.h.

Kauffer

Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art. 2011. The Poster King: E. McKnight Kauffer. London: Estorick Collection

Haworth-Booth, M. 2005. E. McKnight Kauffer: a designer and his public. London: V&A Publishing

Le-Witt Him

Artmonsky, R. 2008. Jan Le-Witt and George Him. Woodbridge: Antique Collectors' Club

Mucha

Rennert, J., Weill, A. 1984. Alphonse Mucha: the complete posters and panels. Boston: G. K. Hall

Purvis

Hewitt, J. 1996. The Commercial Art of Tom Purvis. Manchester: Manchester University Press

Schleger

Schleger, P. 2001. Zero: Hans Schleger, A Life of Design. Aldershot: Lund Humphries

Toulouse-Lautrec

Coutts, H., Jones, C. 2004. Toulouse Lautrec and the Art of the French Poster. England: Bowes Museum

Tadanori Yokoo

Tanikawa, K. 1978. 100 posters of Tadanori Yokoo. New York: Images Graphiques

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Health and Safety

Aulich, J. 2013. 'The Polish Health & Safety Poster and the Health & Safety of the Polish Poster 1945-89' in Krajewski-Siuda, K. (ed.) Polish Public Health Poster. Katowice-Krakow: Medical University of Silesia. pp.47-8

Rennie, P. 2005. An investigation into the design, production and display contexts of industrial safety posters produced by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents during WW2 and a catalogue of posters. PhD. University of the Arts, London

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Performance, Arts, Music, Sport

Edge, K. 1991. The art of selling songs: graphics for the music business. London: Futures Publications

Farren, M. (ed.) 1976. Get on down: a decade of rock and roll posters. London: Big O Publishing

Grushkin, P. 1987. The Art of Rock: posters from Presley to punk. New York: Abbeville Press

Kobal, J., Robinson, D. 1973. 50 years of movie posters. London; New York: Hamlyn

Mott, T., Greeves, S., Ford, S. 2010. Loud Flash: British Punk on Paper. London: Haunch of Venison

Owen, T., Dickson, D., Medeiros, W. 1999. High art: a history of the psychedelic poster. London: Sanctuary Publishing.

Pack, S. 1995. Film posters of the Russian avant-garde. Köln: Taschen

Rebello, S., Allen, R. 1988. Reel art: great posters from the golden age of the silver screen. New York: Abbeville Press

Rennert, J. 1973. 100 years of bicycle posters. New York: Harper & Row

Reynolds, C., Reynolds, R. 1976. 100 years of magic posters. London: Hart–Davis MacGibbon

Terry, W., Rennert, J. 1975. 100 years of dance posters. New York: Avon Books

Timmers, M. 2008. A Century of Olympic Posters. London: V&A Publishing

Weill, A. 1977. 100 years of posters of the Folies Bergère and music halls of Paris. London: Hart-Davis MacGibbon

Wilson, D. 1982. Projecting Britain: Ealing Studios Film Posters. London: BFI Publishing

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Periods and Styles

Malhotra, R., Thon, C. (eds.). 1973-80. Das Frühe Plakat in Europa und den USA: ein Bestandskatalog. Berlin: Gebr. Mann Verlag [This is a 3-volume catalogue of early posters: Vol 1: Great Britain and the United States (1973), Vol. 2: France and Belgium (1977), Vol. 3: Germany (1980)]

Ades, D. 1984. The 20th-century poster: design of the avant-garde. New York: Abbeville Press

Bucheim, L. 1969. Jugendstilplakate. Feldafing: Buchheim Verlag

Rickards, M. 1968. Posters of the Nineteen-twenties. London: Evelyn, Adams & Mackay

Wember, P. 1961. Die Jugend der Plakate, 1887-1917. Krefeld: Scherpe Verlag.

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Politics, Protest and Propaganda

Atelier Populaire. 1969. Texts and Posters by Atelier Populaire: posters from the revolution, May 1968. London: Dobson

Aulich, J., Sylvestrová, M. 1999.Political posters in Central and Eastern Europe 1945-95: signs of the times. Manchester: Manchester University Press.

Aulich, J., Wilcox, T., (eds.). 1993. Europe without walls: art, posters and revolution 1989-93Manchester: Manchester City Art Galleries

Baburina, N. 1985. The Soviet political poster 1917-1980. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books

Bartelt, D., Sylvestrová, M. 1992. Art as Activist: revolutionary posters from Central and Eastern Europe. London: Thames and Hudson

Blanton, J.S. 2000.Just Another Poster?: Chicano graphic arts in California. Austin: University Art Museum

Cushing, L. (ed.). 2007. Visions of Peace and Justice: over 30 years of political posters from the archives of Inkworks Press. Berkeley, CA.: Inkworks Press

Cushing, L. 2003. Revolucion!: Cuban poster art. San Francisco: Chronicle Books

Cushing, L., Dresscher, T.W. 2009. Agitate! Educate! Organise!: American labor posters. Ithaca; London: ILR Press/Cornell University Press

Clark, T. 1997. Art and Propaganda in the Twentieth century. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

Crowley, D. 2008. Posters of the Cold War. London: V&A Publishing

Davidson, S. 1981. De Kunst van het protest / The Art of Protest: Posters 1965-1975. Haarlem: In de Knipscheer in samenwerking met Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

Evans, H., Donald, S. (eds). 1999. Picturing Power in the People’s Republic of China: posters of the Cultural Revolution. Oxford: Rowman & Littlefield

Fraser, S.E. 1977. 100 Great Chinese Posters: recent examples of “the people’s art” from The People’s Republic of China. London: Studio Vista Publishers

Glaser, M., Ilic, M. 2005. The Design of Dissent. Gloucester, Mass.: Rockport Publishers

Kenna, C., Medcalf, L., Walker, R. (eds). 1986. Printing Is Easy . . .? . London: Greenwich Mural Workshop

Kenney, P. 2003. A Carnival of Revolution: Central Europe 1989. Princeton: Princeton University Press

Kugelberg, J., Vermès, P. 2011. Beauty is in the Street: a visual record of the May ’68 Paris Uprising. London: Four Corners Books

Landsberger, S. 1995. Chinese Propaganda Posters: from revolution to modernization. Amsterdam: Pepin Press

McQuiston, L. 1993. Graphic Agitation: Social and Political Graphics since the Sixties. London; New York: Phaidon

McQuiston, L. 2004. Graphic Agitation, 2: Social and Political Graphics in the Digital Age. London; New York: Phaidon

McQuiston, L. 1997. Suffragettes to She Devils: Women’s Liberation and Beyond. London: Phaidon

Philippe, R. 1982. Political graphics: art as a weapon. Oxford: Phaidon

Sylvestrová, M., Bartelt, D. 1992. Art as activist: revolutionary posters from Central & Eastern Europe. New York: Universe Books; Washington D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service

Stremer, D. 1970. The Art of Revolution: 96 Posters from Cuba. London: Pall Mall Press

White, S. 1988. The Bolshevik poster. New Haven: Yale University Press

Yanker, G. 1972. Prop art: over 1000 contemporary political posters. London: Studio Vista

Zagala, A. 2009. Redback Graphix. Canberra: National Gallery of Australia

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War

Aulich, J. 2007. War Posters: Weapons of mass communication. New York; London: Thames and Hudson

Aulich, J., Hewitt, J. 2007. Seduction or instruction? First World War Posters in Britain and Europe. Manchester: Manchester University Press

Aulich, J. 2012. ‘Advertising and the Public in Britain during the First World War' in Welch, D., Fox, J. (eds.). Justifying War: Propaganda, Politics and the Modern Age. New York: Palgrave Macmillon. pp.109-128

Aulich, J. 2013. ‘Stealing the Thunder: The Soviet Union and Graphic Propaganda on the Home Front during the Second World War' in Visual Culture in Britain 313(3) pp.343-366

Bird, W.L., Rubenstein, H.R. 1998. Design for victory: World War II posters on the American home front. New York: Princeton Architectural Press

Cantwell, J.D. 1989. Images of war: British posters 1939-45. London: HMSO

Crowley, D. 2008. Posters of the Cold War. London: V&A Publishing

Darracott, J., Loftus, B. 1972. First World War Posters and Second World War Posters. London: Imperial War Museum

Darracott, J. 1974. The First Word War in posters, from the Imperial War Museum, London. New York: Dover Publications

Hardie, M., Sabin, A.K. (eds.). 1920. War posters issued by belligerent and neutral nations 1914-1919. London: A. & C. Black

Judd, D. 1972. Posters of World War Two. London: Wayland

Rickards, M. 1968.Posters of the First World War. London: Evelyn, Adams, & Mackay

Posters of Conflict, a searchable database of posters from the Imperial War Museum http://www.vads.ac.uk/collections/IWMPC.html

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Periodicals

Art & Industry. 1936-1958. London; New York: Studio Publications

Bienále užité grafiky, Brno, Mezinárodní výstava ilustrace a knižní grafiky: [Brno International Biennial of Graphic Design, International exhibition of illustration and editorial art:]. 1963- . Brno: Moravian Gallery

Commercial Art and Industry. 1932-1936. London; New York: The Studio Ltd.

L’Estampe et l’Affiche. 1897-1899. Paris: L'Estampe et l'affiche

Eye. 1990-. London: Wordsearch, Ltd.

Gebrauchsgraphik [International advertising art]. 1924-1971. Berlin: Phönix-Illustrations Druck und Verlag

Graphis [International journal of graphic art and applied art]. 1944-2005. Zürich: Amstutz and Herdeg

Graphis Posters. 1973-1999. Zurich: Graphis Press

Les Maîtres de l'affiche. 1895-1900. Paris: L'Impr. Chaix.

Modern Publicity. 1930-1985. London: The Studio Ltd.

Das Plakat. 1910-1921. Berlin: Verlag Max Schildberger

The Poster. 2010-2011. [online journal]. Bristol, Exeter; Wilmington, NC: Intellect Books.

Posters and Publicity. 1927-1929. London: The Studio. [N.B. Prior to becoming Posters and Publicity in 1927, was published as special annual supplements to The Studio magazine but with varying titles : Posters and their designers [Autumn 1924] ; Art & publicity [Autumn 1925] ; Posters and publicity [Autumn 1926].

Studio International. 1993. Special centenary number: High art and low life: The Studio and the fin de siècle. 201(1022/1023) London: Studio International [This issue incorporates the catalogue to the exhibition High art and low life: The Studio and the arts of the 1890s at the V&A, London, 23 July - 31 Oct 1993]

Międzynarodowe Biennale Plakatu w Warszawie [International Poster Biennale in Warsaw]. 1966-. Warsaw: Muzeum Narodowe

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Online Resources

Archive Directories

Archon

The Archon Directory includes contact details for record repositories in the UK and also for institutions elsewhere in the world which have substantial collections of manuscripts noted under the indexes to the National Register of Archives.

www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/archon/

Archives Hub

A major national gateway to archive collections held in UK universities and colleges, forming part of the National Archives Network.

www.archiveshub.ac.uk

Culture Grid

An online service from the Collections Trust, helping to open up UK collections for the benefit of everyone.

www.culturegrid.org.uk

VADS

The online resource for visual arts

www.vads.ac.uk/collections/

Information Websites

Radical and Community Printshops

This site is devoted to building a history of London's late 20th century radical and community printing collectives; the poster collectives, the service printers and typesetters, the print resource centres.

www.radicalprintshops.org/

Rene Wanner’s Poster Page

A non-commercial page about posters, poster exhibition and auctions, book reviews and links to other poster sites.

www.posterpage.ch/

Auction Houses

Bloomsbury Auctions, London and New York

www.bloomsburyauctions.com

Christies South Kensington

www.christies.com

Onslows Auctioneers

www.onslows.co.uk

Poster Auctions International

www.postersplease.com

Sotheran’s of Sackville Street, Henry Sotheran Ltd.

www.sotherans.co.uk

Swann Auction Galleries

www.swanngalleries.com

Van Sabben Poster Auctions

www.vansabbenauctions.nl

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