August 25, 2010

Donald McGill

Donald McGill

Donald Fraser Gould McGill, (28 January 1875 – 13 October 1962) was an English graphic artist whose name has become synonymous with a whole genre of saucy seaside postcards that were sold mostly in small shops in British coastal towns. (Wiki)

BBC documentary
BBC report

George Orwell's essay on McGill



Anonymous said...

Cool! I never knew about the "saucy seaside postcard" genre. I checked out some of McGill's cards on eBay. Nice stuff! :)

Eddy said...

hi David,
yes they were very popular in the UK. I am eager to find out more about the other artists beside MacGill