Original Shell poster: You Can Be Sure of Shell, Edward McKnight Kauffer 1931. A chain with asymmetric lettering to suggest power and modernity.

You Can Be Sure of Shell

Edward McKnight Kauffer
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  • Condition: B+ (brown strengthening tape to parts of rear margin, couple of closed edge nicks)
  • Date: 1931
  • Designer: Edward McKnight Kauffer (1899-1954)
  • Publisher: Shell Oil
  • Size: 1150 x 760 mm

Original, antique, poster: You Can Be Sure of Shell, designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer, 1931. A bold image of a chain with asymmetric lettering to suggest power and modernity. 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