Shell Art & Advertising – Scott Anthony, Oliver Green, Margaret Timmers
This book explores Shell’s remarkable advertising archive to give a comprehensive overview of the company’s artistic heritage. It reveals the key contributions made to this heritage by artists and designers including Paul Nash, Graham Sutherland, Ben Nicholson and Edward McKnight Kauffer whose works for the company are beautifully reproduced from original archive material. By delving into the way in which Shell’s publicity was conceived, commission and disseminated in the 20th century, the authors examine the historical and social contexts of Shell’s advertising and assess the work’s broader cultural significance in shaping an era defined by travel, prosperity and mass democracy.
The book also looks at the development of the Shell logo and the companies graphic identity through the years.
Hardback. 208 pages
25.7cm x 28cm x 2.3cm