The Beggarstaff Posters by Colin Campbell
The Work of James Pryde and William Nicholson

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The first book on James Pryde and William Nicholson, whose partnership revolutionized modern graphics.

Signing their work "J. & W. Beggarstaff," Pryde and Nicholson collaborated on brillant advertisments whose innovative style--characterized by bold silhouettes, simplified forms, and pure, flat colors--caused a sensation when the posters first appeared in London in 1894. This definitive study contains much new material as well as a catalogue raisonne of all Beggarstaff posters and designs for posters.

Other Details: 77 illustrations, 12 in full color, 30 in duotone 128 pages 8 3/4 x 8 3/4" Published 1992

that Pryde and Nicholson produced on their own account after the dissolution of the Beggarstaff partnership are outside the scope of this study, I have briefly referred to these works in the concluding section of the introductory text. As for the subject of the Beggarstaffs' influence on other poster designers, that is best left to the authors of future studies on the individual designers in question.


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Published January 1, 1990 by Barrie & Jenkins. 128 pages
Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction