Books; Posters: A Concise History

Books; Posters: A Concise History

A few weeks back, I came across this book on a market stall and picked it up for £1. It covers the history of the Poster as we know it today, from it’s humble beginnings in the late 1860’s up until it’s publishing date (1970’s). Written by the Principal of Chelsea Art School (at the time), John Barnicoat, it contains some lovely reproductions of poster prints both in colour and B&W. It’s been an interesting read so far, understanding how the modern poster came to take its place in design history.