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Abram Games: Design
Compiled by Naomi Games and Brian Webb
Published by Antique Collectors' Club the book features nearly 200 illustrations of the work of Abram Games. Best known as WW2's 'Official War Poster Artist' and designer of the Festival of Britain's emblem, he was considered to be one of 20th century Britain's most significant designers
This volume is an intriguing introduction to the graphic work of Abram Games. With images drawn from his personal archive, many less well known, it is possible to follow the social history of 20th-century Britain. For more than six decades Abram worked entirely on his own, always adhering to his personal maxim of 'maximum meaning, minimum means'.
- ISBN: 9781851496778
- Publisher: Antique Collectors' Club
- Size: 214 mm x 140 mm
- Pages: 96
- Illustrations: 200 colour
Ephemera Society visit to the National
No more places are available for the visit in June where in addition to seeing ephemera treasures from the collections, members will enjoy guided tours of the Caird Library and one of the Museum galleries.
The Library collections cover every aspect of maritime history, including emigration, navigation, piracy, astronomy, shipping companies, shipwrecks, biographies, horology, both World Wars and the Merchant and Royal Navies.
If anyone wants to know more about participating in these special visits and getting to see and sometimes handle material not usually available to the public, which are for members only, please
contact the society.
People of the Horse Nation: Plains Indians
in Early Picture Postcards
Publisher: Spellicans Press, Oxford, UK
Over a prolonged period, their heyday being the early decades of the twentieth century,
picture postcards with exotic and colourful themes were mass-produced by the million.
They served as a tangible souvenir of people and places seen, unfamiliar to the eventual
recipient of the card except in colourful tales of far-off lands.
America’s indigenous people provided a popular theme for such picture postcards, and
the images of Plains Indians that feature in this book represent just some of the many
thousands portraying Native American subjects from across the North American continent.
Here, in these pages, we see the Native empire halters and their descendants who, rather
than being subjugated peoples, are the proud survivors of a brutal contest to control
the centre of the North American continent. They are portraits of formidable, dignified
adversaries; veterans of the Sioux Wars and other conflicts; survivors of the massacres of
Sand Creek and Wounded Knee – people of the Horse Nation.
Pagination: 208 pp · Dimensions: 180 mm x 180 mm
Illustrations: total of 232 vintage postcards illustrated
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