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<br />Horace Taylor - 1926

This post of woodblock prints by Matt Brown makes me think of early 20th century British transport posters. These were amazingly varied, gorgeous and sometimes daring.

You get sumptuous naturalistic landscapes like those by Norman Wilkinson (this is the kind of poster that Brown’s prints reminded me of):

Even the most naturalistic ones can be very unexpected, like Fred Taylor’s poster for the bus to the Essex marshes: I love the huge sky looming over a tiny landscape.

More stylised landscapes, like E McKnight Kauffer’s bluebells

or Dorothy Dix’s picture of Kent hop fields:

And graphic images, like this one by Horace Taylor:

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Rod Taylor (11 January 1930 – 7 January 2015) the voice of Pongo from Walt Disney’s One Hundred and One Dalmatians. Rest In Peace. ❤

 Fifteen puppies?
Why, Pongo, that's marvelous!
It's fabulous!
Why, you old rascal!

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No. No, I'm the one with the spots.
My name's Pongo.
And you know, as far as I could see,
the old notion that a bachelor's
life was so glamorous
and carefree was all nonsense.
It was downright dull.

Thank you Rod Taylor for voicing Pongo the Dalmatian.
May you rest in peace and find eternal happiness where
ever you are. ❤