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Coast seaside poster charity auction


Some new takes on the classic twentieth-century travel poster as seven contemporary artists were asked to design a seaside poster to be auctioned off for charity

Several Retro To Go favourites were among the artists asked to depict their favourite resort: Barbara Hulanicki extols the virtues of Brighton, Angie Lewin goes for Salthouse in Norfolk while Wayne and Geraldine Hemingway promote the merits of Boscombe, as pictured above. Although the style of 1930s British travel posters were an obvious starting point,  each artist has tackled the brief in their own distinctive way. 

The auction started this morning (Thursday) on Ebay and concludes on the 16 May at 9pm. All proceeds raised go to Marine Conservation Society. 

Find out more online

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Barbara Hulanicki Hula wallpaper range for Graham and Brown


Lancashire-based Graham and Brown seems to be pulling in the big names for its designer wallpaper ranges these days, including Biba legend Barbara Hulanicki, who is offering up this Hula design for the more adventurous amongst you.

Described as her 'signature' style, the design certainly evokes the bold and adventurous days of the Biba brand/store and if you can deal with the dark colours, it will certainly be a talking point in your home.

As you would expect from Graham and Brown, this is 'paste the wall' paper (which is also washable), offered in rolls 52cm wide and 10m long. It sells online for £30 per roll.

Find out more at the Graham and Brown website