Title - Chase the Sun on the Southern to the Dorset Riviera - Go By Train.
Artist - Kenneth Bromfield and Joseph McKeown.
Description - Dorset advertised by a young woman in a swimming costume, acting as the arm of a psychedelic sundial, with a bright red sun and list of Dorset resorts; what is now known as "Midcentury" style, here mixing photography with design in one poster. The poster design is by Bromfield, the photo from Joseph McKeown.
Year Published - 1960s
Size - Double Royal (approx 40 x 25in or 101.5 x 63.5cm)
Original Vintage British Railways Travel Poster.
Printed in Great Britain by Gilbt. Whitehead & Co Ltd
Condition Grade and Condition Report:
Grade: B+, un-conserved.
Folds, minor dirt scuffs, pinholes in corners, small edge tear at top, top right corner loss. More detailed photos are available on request if required.
More About The Artists:
Kenneth Bromfield - sadly we know nothing about him, other than that he produced a number of posters for British Railways in the 1950/60s and for the GPO.
Jospeh McKeown was a British photojournalist whose work documented the changes in Great Britain following the Second World War as well as embracing celebrity and fashion photography. He left school at the age of 14 and went to work in the darkroom of the Daily Herald, joined the Navy in 1943 and served with the Fleet Air Arm in the Far East on board HMS Ameer as a photographer. At the end of the war, he returned to London, joining the Illustrated London News in 1946 and he staying until 1952. He then moved to Picture Post in 1953 until 1957, where he produced some of his most memorable work. After leaving Picture Post, he worked as a freelance, with photographs appearing frequently in Life and Paris Match. He also did a considerable amount of advertising work, probably the best remembered campaign he worked on was "Go to work on an egg".