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“Crawfords put sparkle into your advertising” ad

Photo(s) by “mikeyashworth”. Imported from Flickr on Apr 3, 2017. Artwork published in .
    Ad in The Press 1898–1948  — “by Distinguished Contributors from All Sections of the Press. Published in its Golden Jubilee Year” by The Newspaper World.
    Source: https://www.flickr.com Uploaded to Flickr by mikeyashworth and tagged with “prisma”. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Ad in The Press 1898–1948 “by Distinguished Contributors from All Sections of the Press. Published in its Golden Jubilee Year” by The Newspaper World.

    W S Crawford’s were one of the UK’s most influential advertising agencies during the 20th Century — due to its founder, W Crawford and its long-lived artistic director Ashley Havinden. Based in London’s High Holborn their stylish office at 233 High Holborn survives with its art-deco exterior now sadly knocked about a bit as a branch of a fashion chain — only the stainless steel numerals ‘233’ mark the facade out. The lettering and layout of this advert is very Havinden.

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    1. Robin Leonard says:
      Apr 5th, 2019  12:43 am

      I worked at Crawfords in media in the ’60s. Head of media, Iain Lyon, was one of the world’s most perfect gentlemen. Old school advertising. Now outdated but delightful.

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