This is my first ever blog, so I am a bit of a virgin in this respect, so be gentle with me if I don't get it right first time.
No secret about it, I am a Nostalgia freak, and it shows. In the midst of producing 20 books on Posters & Graphics, I also got waylaid into gathering up old pictures, music, you name it.
Having had my wicked way in Advertising around the world for over 55 years, I was one of those who fell in love with the business, and as I was mainly on the creative side I could indulge myself in reviewing masses of work for inspiration.
It appears from my other postings that at least some of you out there share at least part of my fascination with 'Temps Jadis', and for those of you who specifically like to know more about Old Posters, I have a produced a 6pp .pdf magazine around these wondrous works of art, and something about the contemporary social scenes, and the artists and influences.
It is called 'Advertising History Worldwide', and here is the best part - it is free of charge. Plus you can download it, copy it and circulate it to anyone else you know who could be interested, again free of any restrictions. Just send me an email address and I will send a copy off to you, simple. I intend it to be a monthly publication, and I hope to put together a free (lovely word?) website soon to expand on it further.
OK I can hear the 'what's the catch?' bit even as I write. Well there is a reason why I am doing this, which is to promote the sales of my books, my music collections, sets of old prints, my own illustrations, and my proposed series of lectures drawn from the Posters & Graphics books. If I can garner a small Sponsor or two, I won't complain about that either.
That's it, no secret agenda, just getting the word out and about.