Original poster: The River Yeo Near Barnstaple, Wherever You Go You Can Be Sure of Shell by Edward McKnight Kauffer, 1932. Nocturnal view of bridge crossing over the River Yeo in Devon. ‘neo-Romantic’ & Modernist

River Yeo near Barnstaple. Wherever you go, you can be sure of Shell

Edward McKnight Kauffer
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  • Condition: B+ (central vertical fold, closed edge nicks in extreme margin)
  • Date: 1932
  • Designer: Edward McKnight Kauffer (1899-1954)
  • Publisher: Shell Oil
  • Size: 1150 x 760 mm

Original, antique, poster: The River Yeo Near Barnstaple, Wherever You Go You Can Be Sure of Shell, designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer, 1932. An atmospheric, nocturnal, view of a bridge crossing over the River Yeo in Devon, executed in a contemporary ‘neo-Romantic’ style and perfectly complimented by bold, modern, lettering.

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