Gallery: 1960s Posters For The Sunday Times

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We recently spotted Patrick Tilley’s 1960s posters for UK newspaper the Sunday Times over at Quad Royal and instantly fell in love. The simple, cheeky designs seem cutting edge and pleasantly retro at the same time, and the mixed media with the bold colors would definitely catch our attention if we had seen them on the street. At the time of their release, however, they provoked some controversy: critics suggested that they were less than art, and Stewart Lewis wrote in Advertiser’s Weekly that they seemed ‘more suited to the promotion of an intellectual left-wing periodical, or a poetry quarterly’ than a serious, national newspaper. Maybe and maybe not, and though we have no idea if they sold any newspapers, we’re pretty sold on them. Click through to see Tilley’s work, and let us know what you think in the comments!