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‘Post Office Lines of Communication’ by Jan Le Witt and George Him (c.1940)

The Post Office provided a stable commercial relationship in which émigré personalities could flourish during and after the Second World War. The partnership of the two Polish-born artists Jan Le Witt (1907-1991) and George Him (1900-1981) made a unique and substantial contribution to graphic design in Britain. They integrated ideas, including photomontage (as demonstrated by this poster), that had originally been part of the European modernist surrealist movement into Post Office posters. The Royal Mail Archive contains nearly 40 Lewitt-Him designs, although this artwork appears never to have made it into a printed poster.

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