Title - Sussex - Arrive Earlier by Train.
Artist - Kenneth Bromfield, Joseph McKeown and Reginald Lander.
Description - Sussex advertised by a young woman in a swimming costume, with a psychedelic sun, a suitcase and bag with the names of Sussex towns, and the Market Cross Chichester; 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 and the Market Cross Chichester vignette by Reginald Lander. This is one of a series of posters produced by the same artistic collaboration.
Year Published - 1963
Size - Double Royal (approx 40 x 25in or 101.5 x 63.5cm)
Original Vintage British Railways Travel Poster.
Published by the Southern Region of British Railways AD 9515/A3/17163
Printed in Great Britain at the Baynard Press
Condition Grade and Condition Report:
Grade: A-, un-conserved.
Some creasing, a horizontal-ish fold near top edge. 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".
Reginald Montague Lander was a freelance commercial artist in gouache and watercolour, and a prolific poster designer. He was born in London in 1913, educated at Clapham Central School and studied art at Hammersmith School of Art. He became the chief designer and studio manager at Ralph Mott Studio from 1930-9, and worked for Government Ministries and the British Transport Commission. He produced a huge number of posters for GWR, LNER, British Railways and the Post Office, right up to the early 1980s.