Original railway poster Isle of Man by Daphne Padden. Comical version of island’s crest, depicting holiday making fish and a Manx cat holding an ice cream

Isle of Man

Daphne Padden

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  • Condition: B (pin holes, edge wear, loss top right corner)
  • Date: 1956
  • Designer: Daphne Padden (1927-2009)
  • Printer: Jordinson & Co Ltd
  • Publisher: British Railways (London Midland Region)
  • Size: Double Royal (1030 x 665 mm, including frame)

An uncommon original railway poster for the Isle of Man by the ‘travel queen’ Daphne Padden. One of the leading British poster artists of the 1950s and 60s, Padden was a master of the seemingly effortless, joyous, holiday poster. In this design, Padden subverts the traditional Coat of Arms of the Isle of Man, by flanking the famous ‘three armoured legs’ motif with two holiday making fish, armed with oars, tennis bat, golf irons, bowls and beach equipment. The whole design is topped off with a Manx cat holding an ice cream. A really lovely poster. This poster is sold framed. Please enquire about delivery before purchasing. A higher resolution image is available for viewing on request.