Aeroshell Lubricating Oil. The Aristocrat of Lubricants

Aeroshell Lubricating Oil. The Aristocrat of Lubricants

Edward McKnight Kauffer
£5,000.00

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  • Condition: A-/B+
  • Date: 1932
  • Designer: Edward McKnight Kauffer (1899-1954)
  • Printer: Chorley & Pickersgill
  • Publisher: Shell Oil
  • Size: 1150 x 760 mm

Original, antique, poster: Aeroshell Lubricating Oil. The Aristocrat of Lubricants, designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer, 1932. An outstanding and justifiably famous poster, held in the collections of MoMA and the V&A as an example of exceptional graphic design. The poster, which shows a contemporary racing car blurred to convey speed and modernity, seldom comes for sale and rarely in the excellent, original, condition offered here.

Kauffer produced several posters for Shell Oil in the 1930s, which 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