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Railway Posters

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  8 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Railway posters have a huge appeal to the modern audience, but just what is it that appeals to us? Enduring images of iconic locomotives, bathing beauties and characters such as Sunny South Sam are testament to the persuasive power of the railway company marketing departments established in the late nineteenth century. Railway posters not only tell us about railway history ...more
Paperback, 64 pages
Published March 20th 2012 by Shire Publications (first published January 1st 2012)
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Frank Callaghan
Jan 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
This tidy little book is a nice one, not just for the railway enthusiast, or those who have an interest in art, printing or posters and their history, but it makes for an interesting read for the casual reader who wants something that will not take long to get through or that can be read in short bursts, given that each chapter is no more than a few pages long
The history of the railway poster is simplified and explained in an interesting way, and there are plenty of colourful plates of posters f
Sep 03, 2013 rated it liked it
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Fascinating overview of an almost-lost art form – the railway posters of the Golden Age of British railways. Pure nostalgia and enjoyment: right up to the modern day, and the reproduction of a poster featuring Jimmy Savile. That broke the mood completely, and given the book's publication date, it's unforgivable. I'm in two minds whether I should tear out the offending page and chuck it on the fire, or do the same to the entire book. It's not the fault of the great poster artists who created the ...more
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