FANTASTIC CARNIVAL AND FUNFAIR POSTER
H: 78cm (30.71in)
W: 102.5cm (40.35in)
D: 2cm (0.79in)
This Carnival and Fun Fair poster is one of my all time favourite pieces of early 20th century advertising. The piece is likely to date from the 1920s/'30s and was produced by Wilsons' Show Printers of Leicester - a firm that started out in the 1860s and claim to have been the premier poster printer in pre-war England.
The poster was never pasted up and the area in the lower middle for the time and location of the next show remains blank. This is a piece that only gets better the more you look at it - the level of detail and the quality of the illustration is fantastic and the bright colours have faded slightly with time giving the piece a very pleasing warmth. I've tried to capture some of my favourite elements of the design in the close-ups but wherever you look on it there are lovely little touches and motifs.
The poster has been professionally linen backed, framed and glazed so is well preserved and ready to be hung.
Including the frame, the poster measures 102.5cm wide by 78cm high.