Thursday, 29 March 2012

Frank Newbould

Well...what can you say about this?

I stumbled across this beautiful railway poster print, recently,

as I was researching one of the railway poster artists.

I'm not sure of the artist but I think it sums up Devon !

I also came across this, which is believed to be the original work

of artist Frank Newbould.

He must have spent some fine old times in Devon!

I suppose, being born in Bradford, what better way to

escape the place and become a railway poster artist!


Frank Newbould was born on 24th September 1887.

The son of a chemist, he studied at Bradford College of Art.

You can also find reproductions of many of his posters in the

London Transport Museum shop.

In 1942 Newbould joined the War Office, where he produced eleven posters,

including four for the ‘Your Britain, Fight for it Now’, in the tradition of ‘this England’,

the peacetime English scene, for which he had been famous with his travel posters.

And , just by chance, I happened to spot this print

'The Good Shopper'

in 'Homes and Antiques' magazine, last week.

Delightful eh? ;-)


serendipity said...

They are wonderful. Makes me want to get on a train to Devon! xx

Aunty Bee said...

Wonderful posters, but it should be New Zealand butter or perhaps he did New Zealand lamb.I do love the look of these posters, real works of art.

Down by the sea said...

I love those posters they are so colourful and depict a bygone age. Hope you have success tomorrow at Totnes, what a shame I was down in Devon last week rather than this week.

galant said...

A pity I can't be with you at the Totty-ness thingy today, but hospital visiting a close rellie. Love the posters!

Miaou said...

Lovely posters, so evocative of the past! Thank you for sharing them Sal.