After leaving school Bill Philpot pursued a long and highly successful career as a commercial artist working in London on many of the British advertising industry’s major award winning campaigns.
But now he has turned his attention back to subjects which he finds more challenging.
Bill has long been an admirer of the graphics and typography of that wonderfully creative period of the nineteen twenties and thirties, particularly the work of the great poster designers like A. M. Cassandre, Charles Loupot and George Hamel (Geo Ham) in Europe, Frank Newbould and Tom Purvis in England.
In the late nineteen eighties Bill was commissioned by Christies Auction House to produce a series of posters for sales of their classic cars in London and Monaco, including that of the Bugatti Royale which sold for a record figure of £5,500,000. These posters, based on the graphic styles of the Art Deco period, have since become classics in their own right.
Now working from his studio at home in Suffolk, England, Bill has returned to this genre and the posters you see in our gallery are the result of a new and very productive period of work for him.