Story: Graphic design

Art deco style

Art deco style

The dominant style of the 1930s was art deco, exemplified by streamlined, geometric iconography and typeface. This Railways Studios poster from the 1930s features typical art deco typeface. 

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: AAOK W3241 25056 Box 2 Item 45

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Hamish Thompson, 'Graphic design - Victorian design to modernism, 1890s to 1940s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 July 2024)

Story by Hamish Thompson, published 22 Oct 2014