British GPO Posters | 1930-1960

"Design played a crucial role in promoting social progress and technological change across Britain between 1930 and 1960. The commercial poster reached cultural maturity during this period and became the most eloquent of the mass media. From the 1930s onwards the Post Office became a leader in the field of poster design, commissioning some of Britain's best artists and designers." http://www.postalheritage.org.uk/page/designsondelivery

Psychedelic 'Hapshash and the Coloured Coat' & 'Osiris' Posters

"Hapshash and the Coloured Coat, the 1960s design duo comprised of Michael English and Nigel Waymouth. The two artists, together with associate Martin Sharp, are indelibly associated with the London psychedelic scene of the late Sixties. Whereas Sharp’s posters were often loose and dramatically bold explosions of shape and colour, the Hapshash posters were more carefully controlled in their curating of disparate elements borrowed from Art Nouveau—especially Mucha and Beardsely—comic strips, Op Art, Pop art and fantasy illustration. Their work perfectly complemented the very distinctive atmosphere of the capital’s psychedelic scene which, for a couple of hectic years, saw an explosion of new bands (or old bands in new guises) fervently engaged in a lysergic exploration of Victoriana, childhood memories and frequent silliness. English and Waymouth’s graphics captured the London mood." Quoted from http://www.johncoulthart.com/feuilleton/2009/10/03/michael-english-1941–2009/

http://www.chickenonaunicycle.com/Europe%20Art.htm and http://www.whocollection.com/hapshash_&_osiris_posters.htm

 

    Airbrush Art of the 1970's & 1980's

    Syd Brak

    http://www.folioart.co.uk/illustration/folio/artwork/western-chick/ and http://www.aube-prod.com/?m=200801 

    Hajime Sorayama

    http://www.sci-fi-o-rama.com/category/artist/hajime-sorayama/ 

    Michael English

    http://www.johncoulthart.com/feuilleton/2009/10/03/michael-english-1941–2009/ and http://shepelavy.com/blog/?tag=michael-english

    Peter Palombi

    http://spaceintext.wordpress.com/2010/05/01/peter-palombi/ and http://www.illustration-house.com/exhib/70/70pages/70_010.html

    Philip Castle


    http://blogs.creativepool.co.uk/blog/brian-duffy-and-aladdin-sane/
    http://www.sci-fi-o-rama.com/category/artist/philip-castle/