John Hassall

The Life and Art of the Poster King

Lucinda Gosling

John Hassall

Lucinda Gosling

Distributed for Unicorn Publishing Group

208 pages | 50 color plates, 50 halftones | 7 1/2 x 10 1/4
Cloth $37.95 ISBN: 9781913491239 Will Publish March 2021 For Sale in USA and Canada Only
A biography of British commercial illustrator John Hassall, “The Poster King,” with one hundred color illustrations

In the early twentieth century, John Hassall (1868–1948) was one of Britain’s best-known, highest-profile artists. Though he worked across a variety of disciplines, it was his commercial art for travel companies, political causes, and well-known brands that made him a household name. With bold lines, flat colors, and an engaging, cheery style, Hassall created some of the most famous and influential designs of the era.

A century after his heyday, Lucinda Gosling presents an exploration of John Hassall’s life, his art, and his legacy. Including photographs of his family and studio, the story behind his iconic “Jolly Fisherman” poster, and previously unpublished material from Hassall’s archive at the University of Essex—including artwork, sketches, letters, diaries, and photographs—this is an unprecedented account of the artist’s life and work.
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