Monday, August 08, 2011

Timeless beauty

Came across these beautiful posters for the Sunday Times magazine while flicking through Flickr.

Beautiful aren't they?

They're by Patrick Tilley and date from the early 1960s.

So so simple. And stylish.

Hard to imagine a newspaper doing something this stylish and clean these days.

Yet these posters weren't always a big hit with the critics back in the day.

One critic described them as being better suited to an intellectual leftist periodical than a national newspaper.

Mind you that was fifty years. When The TImes was very much an extremely conservative read.

So conservative in fact that maybe the critic was right.

But looked at today they seem absolutely timeless. Don't you think?