Ask for BP Not Just EthylEdward McKnight Kauffer $1,100.00
Ask for BP Not Just EthylEdward McKnight Kauffer
Original, antique, poster: Ask for BP not just Ethyl, designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer, 1933. A striking typographical design deploying dramatic asymmetrical lettering to convey the power and modernity of BP (British Petroleum) Ethyl.
Probably the greatest poster designer working in interwar Britain, Kauffer produced several outstanding designs for Shell Oil and BP in the 1930s. The posters were displayed on the side of Shell lorries as part of a highly regarded publicity campaign. This copy belonged to the leading post war graphic designer Abram Games (more information here). A higher resolution image is available for viewing on request.