Designer Desire: Hervé Morvan

Mosaic of Hervé Morvan designs | H is for Home

One of the most well-known Hervé Morvan (1917-1980) works is probably the design he produced in 1956 for Banania – a French chocolate drink company.

He designed posters and other advertising materials for lots of other well known brands including Air France, Perrier, Evian, Gitanes and Bally.

Between the 1930s and 1950s, he designed over 150 film posters and also illustrated a number of LP covers and the Printemps du Monde series of children’s books by Jean des Vallières.

His original posters fetch good prices and can sometimes be found on eBay or specialist outlets such as Vintage Posters

There’s a book of around 280 of his works which is available on Amazon.

Portrait of Hervé Morvancredit

Image credits: Invaluable

Gimme Five! Vintage Yorkshire Moors posters

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Selection of 5 vintage Yorkshire Moors posters

We live in the midst of the Pennines and the landscapes depicted in these vintage Yorkshire Moors posters surround us. Through the seasons, heather and bracken form an ever-changing carpet of colour – green, gold, purple, brown and yellow!

  1. Yorkshire Moors, LNER by Tom Purvis – from £49.99, AllPosters
  2. Yorkshire Moors, LNER, by Tom Purvis – from £9.99, AllPosters
  3. Moorland Holidays, Yorkshire, by J Symington – from £3.50, Travel Posters Online
  4. To The Moors, Yorkshire, LNER, by Tom Grainger – from £15.00, eBay
  5. LNER to the Moors, The Holiday Handbook – from £6.99, Art247

F is for… Fireworks

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Close up of vintage Brocks Fireworks illustrated poster

We bought this vintage advertising poster some time ago and put it away…

vintage framed Brocks Fireworks illustrated poster

…it’s now returned from the local framers and we’re very pleased with the result.

detail of vintage Brocks fireworks poster illustration

The poster is for Brock’s Fireworks and dates from the 1950s/60s – it would have been on display in a toy shop or newsagents.

detail of vintage Brock's Fireworks poster designed by D. Nockles

The artist is D. Nockels and we love his illustration.

detail of vintage Brock's Fireworks poster

We’ll be adding the poster to the Child’s Play section of our shop sometime this week. We’re currently in the process of sorting & framing various vintage artworks that we’ve gathered over recent years – some of the other items include travel posters, film memorabilia etc, so watch this space!

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