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Volume 2 is sold out!!

Posted by: Steve Kington – Date: Wednesday, December 19, 2012

After many weeks of anticipating that Volume 2 (Yorkshire and the North-East) would soon go out of print, the recent spate of orders for Christmas presents means volume 2 regular copies are no longer available.  We have a few hand numbered copies for the first 100 that came from the press and a handful signed by Paul Atterbury of the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow, who kindly wrote the foreword.    The book wholesale trade has asked for more to be made available, but we will only reprint Volume 2 when the final three books in the series have been published.   It has been a very successful and sought after book, so those of you who would like copies please get in touch, or watch for inflated price copies appearing on Ebay.  

Volume 6 Taking shape

Posted by: Steve Kington – Date: Wednesday, December 19, 2012

After several weeks working on engineering projects,  I am back writing and preparing Volume 6.  It is now over half completed, and I am currently in Cheshire (chapter 5), but with North Wales and Northern Ireland (the next two chapters) already planned and laid out.   Three of the recent additions to the work are shown below.  The sixth chapter is entitled The Beauty of North Wales, so it is beauty in every sense!   There are over forty posters included for this part of the UK,  so I hope we have done the area proud.   It is beginning to look like the entire book will have around 350 images in a work of at least 250 pages, so another large volume is in prospect, with a really diverse set of posters. 



Volume 6 – Progress

Posted by: Heather Davies – Date: Thursday, October 4, 2012

Volume 6 – The British North West is coming along nicely.  The introduction & Chapter 1 are complete, and Chapter 2 is 2/3 rds written.  Below are sample draft pages for Cumberland (left) and Westmorland (right).  The Cumberland pictures show Buttermere & Napes Needle, and the Westmorland picture is of Rydal Water.  In addition Chapter 3 (Playground Lancashire),Chapter 4 (Industrial Lancashire), and Chapter 5 (Cheshire) are all laid out in detail and the other chapters have images assigned.  The database is virtually complete and the artists thumbnails have been updated.  All of this means we are nearly half way to completion and with Michael Palin’s inimitable style for the foreword we have the prospect of another very interesting journey.  Watch this space for further updates!!

Christmas is coming !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted by: Heather Davies – Date: Thursday, October 4, 2012

Christmas is coming and what better gift for your man in your life – whether it be grandfather, husband, brother, son or nephew than a copy of Poster to Poster, Railway Journeys in Art. Copies ordered can be signed by the author and books will be dispatched for next day delivery via Interlink Express.  Please note that we have only 20 copies of Volume 2 – Yorkshire left, with a few also signed by Paul Atterbury, these are available at £40.00 each.  ORDER NOW to save disappointment!

Office is closed

Posted by: Heather Davies – Date: Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The office is closed until the 27th September.

 

Any orders for any of our books will be processed  after that date.  We will have access to emails so can reply to any urgent requests.

Many thanks for your continued support.

IMPORTANT NEWS !!!!!!!

Posted by: Heather Davies – Date: Thursday, September 6, 2012

VOLUME 2 of Poster to Poster, Railway Journeys in Art – Yorkshire is almost out of print.  We only have 20 copies of this book available from our first large print run.  Re-prints of this volume will not be made until the series of eight books is finished in 2014.

 

Volume 6 – The British North West is now being written for publication Spring 2013.  Richard has already prepared the introduction and the first four chapters.  The image below is just a sample of the 300+ posters that will feature in this new volume.  Michael Palin has already written the foreword in his own inimitable style!!                                      

Book signing & talks at the NRM York

Posted by: Heather Davies – Date: Monday, August 13, 2012

This coming weekend 18th & 19th August, Richard will be signing copies of his latest book, Poster to Poster, Railway Journeys in Art, Volume 5, London & The South East at the National Railway Museum at York.

He will also be giving four one hour talks on the evolution of poster design accompanied by a vibrant presentation of around one hundred slides, taken from images in the Poster to Poster series.  It promises to be a feast of colour!!!

PICK UP A PENCIL LAUNCH

Posted by: Heather Davies – Date: Thursday, July 12, 2012

Saturday 7th July saw the launch of Pick Up A Pencil at the Winds of Change Gallery in Winchcombe. The private viewing was attended by more than 30 people including Lady Ashcombe of Sudeley Castle and representatives of the local media.

The exhibition includes examples of Laurence’s poster art work and fine art paintings and runs until 28th July2012.

OUR FIRST ART BOOK IS PUBLISHED

Posted by: Heather Davies – Date: Thursday, July 12, 2012

Coming hot on the heels of the launch of Volume 5 of our Poster book series we have recently published a book about the life  and artistic works of Lawrence Fish.

The book is a feast of line, tone and colour, covering many aspects of one of Britain’s most versatile artists.  He was designing cars in his late teens, explosive devices during World War 2, followed by distinctive graphic art for transport magazines, aircraft covers, automotive adverts, and commercial works for many industrial companies.  This was followed by a golden period of railway poster artworks that emulated the earlier colourful style of the great Tom Purvis.  When railway art fell out of favour he moved into commercial publications and then fine art.

Fish was equally at home with watercolour, acrylics, and oils and the book shows his lifetimes work, full of skill, verve, and an acute eye for colour balance.  The book is written by his widow, Jean Bray, and we have been involved in all aspects of this unique book’s production.

Go to our book shop page to order direct from us.

Volume 5 Launched with immediate success

Posted by: Heather Davies – Date: Thursday, July 12, 2012

We received the finished copies of the the new London Poster Book in time for launch at SRA’s Derby Auction in mid June.  Ever since then we have packing up and shipping out books, both to the wholesale trade and our many loyal supporters who had pre-ordered.  Consequently approaching 30% of the first edition print run has been sold.  Our first reviews confirm this book has been very well received, and with  nearly 400 images this is by far the most colourful and comprehensive treatment of railway advertising for this area.  In the past we had been chastised for our failure to visit the south of England until this stage of the project, but the comments we have received seem to have dispelled the previous disappointment of southern aficionados.

Volume 5 imminent

Posted by: Heather Davies – Date: Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Volume 5 of Poster to Poster, Railway Journeys in Art – London & The South East will be with us within the next couple of days, just in time for the formal launch on Sunday 17th June at  Sir William McAlpine’s Summer Fete at Fawley near Henley-on-Thames.  Advanced copies for pre-ordered customers will be available the day before at the Sheffield Railwayana Auction held at the Derby Cricket Ground.

NEW ADDRESS

Posted by: Richard Furness – Date: Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Please note our new address from the 1st June 2012 will be as follows:

 

Unit 11

Space Business Centre

Olympus Park, Quedgeley

Gloucester GL2 4AL

Telephone number 01452 887280

 

We thank you all for your continued support.

Richard & Judy Furness

JDF & Associates Ltd

VOLUME 5 AVAILABLE FOR PRE ORDER

Posted by: Richard Furness – Date: Thursday, April 12, 2012

REFLECTIONS OF OUR PORTISHEAD EXHIBITION

Posted by: Richard Furness – Date: Thursday, April 12, 2012

The recent railway poster exhibition at Portishead, North Somerset was our best yet.  The event was again hosted by the PURE Offices Group, so special thanks go to Centre Manager Kim Batchelor.  Almost 60 posters were on display, many of them Somerset & Bristol area: close to 500 people came to see the unique show. Our Guest-of-Honour was the renowned BBC Antiques Roadshow Expert Paul Atterbury, a book series contributor: the exhibition made the local radio on three occasions.  Two of the many pictures taken during the event are shown below.

Local dignitaries joined with over 40 special guests on VIP day, Wednesday 21st March, with the following three days being open to the Public.  The six rooms filled with nostalgic posters were themed, with all the local posters being in the main foyer, London posters for Olympic and Golden Jubilee year in the Business Lounge, seaside posters in the Harbourside Room and cathedral city posters in the main corridors.  Other rooms were filled with a mixture of images reflecting the glorious times when art graced our stations.    The Portishead Railway Group was also present.  This dedicated action group is trying to re-open the rail link from the town into Bristol Temple Meads, and JDF have organised a poster competition to produce a Portishead poster for use at some time in the future on the new  station.  Plans for this are well advanced and political and local business support has now been garnered.  The poster competition itself finishes this month, so there is time to make an entry!

 

PORTISHEAD POSTER EXHIBITION

Posted by: Richard Furness – Date: Tuesday, April 3, 2012

We were featured on Radio Bristol after Vernon Harwood attended the Portishead Poster Exhibition. Many people heard the broadcast and came along to see the posters on display.

PORTISHEAD POSTER EXHIBITION

Posted by: Richard Furness – Date: Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The 21st, 22nd, 23rd, and  24th March we were at Pure Offices, Harbour Road, Portishead to exhibit a small sample of our poster collection.  These included several local ones, especially of Bristol, Clevedon, Weston -Super-Mare and Somerset.

We were honoured to have Paul Atterbury at the exhibition on Wednesday the 21st March and over 500 vistitors over the rest of the week.

We have been asked to do similar events in other local venues, so watch this space!!!!!

 

NEW COLLECTION OF RAILWAY POSTER JIGSAW PUZZLES.

Posted by: Richard Furness – Date: Thursday, February 23, 2012

Shown below is two of  the next four Railway Poster jigsaws puzzles in conjunction with This England magazine. To order please contact This England on 01242 515156 or www.shopwindow -online.co.uk.

PORTISHEAD POSTER COMPETITION

Posted by: Richard Furness – Date: Thursday, February 23, 2012

The two pictures shown below give details of the Portishead poster competition.

THE FUTURE OF RAIL IN BRISTOL

Posted by: Richard Furness – Date: Thursday, February 23, 2012

SUPPORTING PORTISHEAD RAIL GROUP

Posted by: Richard Furness – Date: Thursday, February 23, 2012

On Tuesday 21st February Richard gave a talk to the Portishead Rail Group about the impact of art in the community ,and how it can be used to bring the community on board to promote the proposed new railway station at Portishead.

The meeting was well attended as the pictures show and showed the great support network for this project. Richard also gave instructions for the poster competition (see other entry on this site) to create a poster for the station.

The winning poster design will feature in Volume 7 Poster to Poster, Railway Journeys in Art- The Glorious South West.

Portishead  was one of the few towns in Somerset that was not graced with a piece of railway art. Together with the new mural, this poster will rectify this deficiency and one day will be seen on hoardings at the new station.

Portishead Poster Exhibition

Posted by: Richard Furness – Date: Thursday, February 16, 2012

One of the posters which will be featuring in the Portishead  Poster Exhibition on the 22nd to 24th March 2012.

Competition entries are now open to create a poster for the proposed new Portishead Railway Station.The winning poster  to be featured in Poster to Poster Volume 7 – The Glorious South West. The first prize also includes a £50 voucher for artists materials. 

Portishead Poster Exhibition

Posted by: Heather Davies – Date: Thursday, January 12, 2012

A prestigious Poster Exhibition featuring over 50 classic images from the 40′s, 50′s and 60′s is to be held at the Portishead site of Pure Offices on 22nd to 24th March 2012.  Admission is free and it is hoped local support can be garnered as part of our efforts to help re-instate the Portishead to Bristol Temple Meads line.  This we feel will be a great future benefit to the whole area and to Portishead in particular.  The flier below shows just three of the many images we are hoping to display.

Happy New Year

Posted by: Heather Davies – Date: Wednesday, January 4, 2012

We would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year in 2012.

Writing of Volume 5 – London & The South East is well underway and we will be taking pre-orders for this book very shortly.