Who? When? Where? - The Story of the Guinness Lithographs
What connects some of the best artists of the previous century to a famous brewer and a bestselling book of facts?
Emma Mason explores the answer in her new book, Who? When? Where? - The Story of the Guinness Lithographs.
It traces the very earliest marketing campaign undertaken by Guinness, to support a new book of facts intended to help settle pub arguments.
Artists including Barnett Freedman, Carel Weight, Edward Ardizzone, David Gentleman and Edwin LaDell produced prints that were pinned up on the walls of pubs and working men's clubs to illustrate world records of the day. The images are bold, colourful and often humourous and provide a wonderful insight into the social history of the time.
Emma's book offers a fascinating look at how the artists and the brewer came together, as well the working methods and early sketches produced for the prints.
It accompanies an exhibition at the Pallant House Gallery in Chichester, on display through 15 January 2017. Admission to the exhibit is free.
The paperback costs just £15, and signed copies are available while stocks last. Stop by for a browse - or purchase your copy on-line now, using either a Paypal account or a Credit / Debit card (postage - within the UK only - is £3.50).