For Pull Use Summer Shell

For Pull Use Summer Shell

Edward McKnight Kauffer

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  • Condition: A-/B+ (light vertical fold)
  • Date: 1930
  • Designer: Edward McKnight Kauffer (1899-1954)
  • Publisher: Shell Oil
  • Size: 1150 x 760 mm

Original, antique, poster: For Pull use Summer Shell, designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer, 1930. A strikingly dynamic and modernist-inspired poster.

Probably the greatest poster designer working in interwar Britain, Kauffer produced several outstanding designs for Shell Oil 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