Rare Film Posters



Original 1949 British 39 1/2 inch x 29 1/2 inch poster for SAGES OF ALL AGES, TAKE PUNCH.

Poster art by Frederick Henri Kay Henrion (1914 – 1990). Born in Nuremberg, Germany. Henrion was a graphic designer. A celebrated poster and exhibition designer, Henrion was also the founding father of modern European corporate identity.

After leaving school, Henrion went to Paris, and worked in textile design before studying with poster designer Paul Colin. In 1936 he moved to London.

During the Second World War Henrion was interned on the Isle of Man as an alien, but subsequently worked for the Ministry of Information and the US Office of War Information, designing posters for campaigns like Dig for Victory, Aid the Wounded, and Grow More Food.

After the war Henrion became art director at Contact Books, and in 1951 he started his own design consultancy named Henrion Design Associates. As well as creating exhibitions, packaging, and book and magazine design, they worked within the then-emerging concept of corporate identity – with Henrion becoming a pioneer in the field.

Punch; or, The London Charivari was a British weekly magazine of humour and satire established in 1841 by Henry Mayhew and engraver Ebenezer Landells. Historically, it was most influential in the 1840s and 1850s, when it helped to coin the term “cartoon” in its modern sense as a humorous illustration.

After the 1940s, when its circulation peaked, it went into a long decline, closing in 1992. It was revived in 1996, but closed again in 2002.

Poster printed by Bradbury Agnew & Co. Ltd

Full size on linen 43 1/2 inch x 33 1/2 inch

The poster is in very good condition unfolded condition mounted on linen.

Availability: 1 in stock


Original 1949 British 39 1/2 inch x 29 1/2 inch poster