Posts for Tag: 1930's

Dynamic Constructivist Film Posters by the Stenberg Brothers

"The Stenbergs practiced in a range of media, initially active as Constructivist sculptors, subsequently as theater designers, architects, and draftspeople. Their design work covered the gamut from clothing, including women's shoes, to rail carriages. The arenas in which they excelled were theater, costume and graphic designs, particularly the graphic design of film posters, encouraged by the surging interest in movies in Russia and the government's sanctioning of graphic design and the cinema."

Look to the Future at the World's Fair! (1933-1967)

Creepy Cartoon Collection, 1928-1940

Haunted House, Koko the Clown, 1928

La Danza Macabra The Skeleton Dance, Walt Disney, 1929

Betty Boop Halloween Party, 1933 (Banned Cartoons)

Scrappy's Ghost Story, 1935

The Evil Snowman, 1940

"Edit of a genuine PD cartoon from 1940, The Snow Man - guaranteed to scare the pants off you and make small children cry. It's hard to believe this cartoon was ever shown to little kids!"

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."

Graphic Travel Ephemera from 1920's & 1930's



Austria, Germany, Hungary, Holland, Switzerland, Russia, Yugoslavia


This collection has blown me away (hence such a lot of images posted here!). Some beautiful, some dynamic, some quirky and odd but all really graphic and all capturing the exciting essense of travel from the era.

"My basic passion is paper items such as travel brochures, airline time-tables, ocean liner time-tables, auto road maps, luggage labels,  advertising, and graphic design publications from the 1920s and 1930s, primarily in Europe but also Asia..."

All from the fantastic collection by David Levine at
See his Flickr stream here: