Posters from Paddington Printshop

by John Phillips
Foreword by Andrzej Klimowski

Art

Paddington Photo Cover C

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In the mid-1970s, in a disused taxi-meter factory, a group of artists and designers opened Paddington Printshop. Specialising in making posters for local campaigns, it quickly became a model of community activism, crystallising a wide range of causes into brilliant and memorable images. Anyone could come in to request a poster (although ‘nothing sexist, racist or commercial please!’).

Buckingham Palace Poster Webpage

Focusing on housing rights, neighbourhood initiatives as well as gigs and festivals, this local community resource used vibrant images to make the voices of underrepresented groups heard in local, national and international campaigns. 100 posters (1974–1988) in this large format book form a remarkable collection: powerful and passionate, with messages that still resonate today.

Paddington Photo Empty Homes B
Paddington Photo Foreword B
Paddington Photo Little Worried B
Paddington Photo Nuclear Power B
Paddington Photo Fruit B
Paddington Photo Clowns B
Paddington Photo Smiling B

Posters from Paddington Printshop
by John Phillips
Foreword by Andrzej Klimowski

Paperback, 144 pages. 32 × 21.6 cm.
ISBN 978-1-909829-15-2
£15
To be published: 12 September 2019