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The GPO, 1933–1935
Scott Anthony

professional letter-writers. Government publicity  … must enlist the services of the artist. 89 The Poster Advisory Group attempted to realise Tallents’s ambitions by associating the GPO with interesting artists such as Edward Bawden, Clive Gardiner, Duncan Grant, Tristram Hillier and Stanley Spencer. Unfortunately, the Poster Advisory Group was also liable to treat the GPO’s more prosaic ambitions with disdain. They devised many ideas – such as mounting art on the ‘interesting diptych’ of a postal van’s boot doors – that proved technically unworkable.90 Moreover, their

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