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Paul Rennie

192 pages
250 b/w and colour ills
28.0 x 23.0 cm
11.0 x 9.0 in
ISBN13: 978 1 906155 97 1
Modern British Posters in the New York Times

The New York Times on Modern British Posters, out Sunday 12th December 'this collection provides a unique overview from the 1910s through the ’60s, arguably the heroic period of British posters.'

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Modern British Posters Exhibition now open!

To celebrate the release of Modern British Posters: Art, Design & Communication, Black Dog Space is pleased to present this colourful new exhibition, drawn exclusively from the extensive private collection of Paul Rennie. Featuring work by Abram Games, Paul Nash and Edward McKnight Kauffer.

11th June–13 August

Black Dog Space
10a Acton Street
London WC1X 9NG
t: + 44 (0) 207 713 5097


Free entry

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Modern British Posters
Art, Design & Communication

Modern British Posters explores the interaction between modern art, graphic design and the utopian vision of Britain in the twentieth century, as the modern poster found a way of communicating beyond the established rhetoric of advertising and sales.

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Modern British Posters discusses the cultural significance of the poster as mass communication, the development of printing through a large collection of posters. The posters cover topics as broad as
transport, new towns, art, architecture, the seaside and popular culture. The posters in this book demonstrate the graphic language emerging in Britain during this time, as commercial art was  transformed into graphic design.

The book is drawn entirely from the prestigious graphic collection of Paul and Karen Rennie, with posters from artists including Paul Nash, Edward Bawden, Edward McKnight Kauffer, Abram Games, Peter Max and Tom Eckersley amongst others. Modern British Posters also includes graphic objects and ephemera, such as badges, books and magazines, contextualising the cultural significance of the modern poster in Britain.