Paul Rennie is head of context in graphic design at Central Saint Martins, London.

Detail from one of John Hassall’s advertisements for Colman’s of Norwich from 1898–89.

The dashing Edwardian poster designer who really cut the mustard

In his heyday John Hassall was known as ‘the Poster King’ and his eyecatching ads could be seen on hoardings all over Britain

26 Apr 2021
‘Protect your Eyes’ (c. 1942) designed by Manfred Reiss and G.R. Morris (left).

‘Where are the posters to inform and persuade us in a pandemic?’

Posters are a powerful tool in clear and consistent public health-messaging – so why aren’t we seeing more of them?

1 Sep 2020