'Cubists and Tubists': The Golden Age of Poster Design

Activity: Academic and Industrial eventsGuest lecture or Invited talk


I reprised my sold-out talk at Winterbourne House on the golden age of posters. Abstract:

Art Deco posters from the 1920s and 30s are now more popular than ever, but their reproduction on calendars and greetings cards belies their often radical beginnings as works designed to raise the standard of public taste. In this talk, Dr Emma West gives an insight into the history of British interwar posters, from adverts for the London Underground to the General Post Office, exploring how companies used advertising not only to increase sales but also to introduce the public to modern art.
Period16 Sept 2019
Held atWinterbourne House and Garden, United Kingdom