sâmbătă, 10 ianuarie 2015

Graphic Advertising: the publicity pioneers of the golden age

According to Peter Alsop, "Graphic Wonderland' celebrates the power of the poster and the publicity pioneers of the golden age. 

The publicity pioneers of the golden age

This documentary blends vintage advertising posters production, including digital silkscreening, with nostalgic charm. 

These posters are more than just advertising; they make people dream.

Graphic Wonderland from Peter Alsop on Vimeo.

The Art of Early New Zealand Tourism

Images provided in association with Selling the Dream: The Art of Early New Zealand Tourism (Source: publicaddress.net)

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The Railways Department, through its publicity branch and design studios (Railways Studios), was a leading force in early commercial art. This brochure is from around 1935PHOTO: SUPPLIED BY PETER ALSOP. 

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Wonderland of the Pacific, an evocative romanticised poster by Carl Laugeson, c.1935, published by the Tourist Department. This image was used on a American magazine cover, among various other bits of New Zealand publicity. PHOTO: SUPPLIED BY PETER ALSOP

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Large-format magazines, often through their "Christmas Number" or "Christmas Annual", ran attractive tourism-related covers to encourage New Zealanders to see their own country. This outdoors image published by the Christchurch Press Company in New Zealand Illustrated. PHOTO: SUPPLIED BY PETER ALSOP

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Leonard Mitchell has been called the father of New Zealand poster art. He was also one of New Zealand's leading stamp designers. This romanticised version of Mount Egmont dates from 1934 and was published by the Tourist Department. PHOTO: SUPPLIED BY PETER ALSOP

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New Zealand was promoted early as a "world in itself" and "the pocket edition of the world". This 1960 poster by Dennis Beytagh, published by the Tourist Department, does its bit to show the diversity of what New Zealand has to offer. PHOTO: SUPPLIED BY PETER ALSOP

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Sophistication at the snow. This Railways Department poster by Edgar Lovell-Smith dates from 1932. The Chateau itself was built in 1929 by tourism pioneer Rodolph Wigley; later taken over by the Government in the tough times of the Depression and used as a hospital during World War II. PHOTO: SUPPLIED BY PETER ALSOP

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Showing out at the skifield is not a new thing ... PHOTO: SUPPLIED BY PETER ALSOP

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From the formation of the Tourist Department in 1901, glass "lantern" slides were sent abroad; those with luminescent hand-colouring were the most visually appealing. PHOTO: SUPPLIED BY PETER ALSOP
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