Happy Christmas

Season's Greetings from both of us at BCU Art & Design Archives. Here are just three examples of the Christmas-themed items we have in the School of Art collections.

 Walter E. Spradbery, London Transport poster created from lino cut, 1923

Walter E. Spradbery, London Transport poster created from lino cut, 1923

Our collection includes designs for Christmas cards, illustrated books of carols, travel posters, wintry landscapes, advertisements, designs for book covers and menus for staff Christmas parties. These date from the 1890s up until the mid-1950s. 

 Opening passage from Washington Irving's  Christmas , Birmingham School of Printing, 1936

Opening passage from Washington Irving's Christmas, Birmingham School of Printing, 1936

We hope to see you in the Archives in the New Year! In the meantime, enjoy the holiday. 

 Fougasse (aka Cyril Kenneth Bird), poster for London Transport, 1937

Fougasse (aka Cyril Kenneth Bird), poster for London Transport, 1937