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Extra Special

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (issued)

  • Date:

    ca.1939 (issued)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Paine, Charles, born 1895 - died 1967 (artist)
    Public Relations Department, Welwyn Garden City (issuer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour lithograph

  • Museum number:

    E.1374-1976

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case Y, shelf 71, box D

Physical description

Colour lithograph poster with a central image is a stylised depiction of the lower arms and legs of a man running with three large white envelopes in his hands. Above the image 'EXTRA' is lettered in large red letters, with 'SPECIAL' lettered in black below the image.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (issued)

Date

ca.1939 (issued)

Artist/maker

Paine, Charles, born 1895 - died 1967 (artist)
Public Relations Department, Welwyn Garden City (issuer)

Materials and Techniques

Colour lithograph

Marks and inscriptions

'CHARLES PAINE / WELWYN'
Lettered in cream, on a diagonal, at the bottom of the central image.

'Issued by the Public Relations Department, Welwyn Garden City Limited'
Printed in italics along the bottom of the design.

'PRINTED BY THE ALCUIN PRESS LTD., WELWYN GARDEN CITY'
Printed in black in the bottom-right corner of the sheet.

'EXTRA'
Lettered in red, as part of the design, across the top of the sheet.

'SPECIAL'
Lettered in black, as part of the design, below the central image.

Dimensions

Height: 76 cm, Width: 50.5 cm

Descriptive line

'Extra Special'. Colour lithograph poster with a central image depicting a manning running with envelopes in his hands. Designed by Charles Paine and issued by the Public Relations Department, Welwyn Garden City, Great Britain, ca.1939.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Summary Catalogue of British Posters to 1988 in the Victoria & Albert Museum in the Department of Design, Prints & Drawing. Emmett Publishing, 1990. 129 p. ISBN: 1 869934 12 1

Techniques

Colour lithography

Subjects depicted

Housing; Running; Envelopes

Categories

Prints; Advertising; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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