Categories / Art and Photography

Vintage French health and safety posters at The Peanut Vendor


A lot of online stores seem to be going big on British transport posters right now (not least in asking prices), but The Peanut Vendor has gone Gallic for its own public information range – with these vintage French health and safety posters.

There are a few different designs to choose from, including the one above, which warns of…well, we don't know as we don't speak a lot of French. If you do, let us know via the comments.

Anyway, it's from the 1950s, it's incredibly eye-catching and it's sized at 40 x 30cm. All of them sell for £40 each.

Find out more at The Peanut Vendor website

Categories / Film and TV

COI Collection Vol 4: Stop! Look! Listen! – classic public information films


The BFI has been releasing volumes of archive footage from the Central Office of Information (COI), previously taking in the military, the police and classic design films (which we featured here). Now it's the turn of the public information film in COI Collection Vol 4: Stop! Look! Listen!

Released on 15th November, the DVD includes Mind How You Go (1973), with green cross code advice courtesy of Valerie Singleton; Drive Carefully Darling (1975), starring Frank Bough and a cast of ‘numskulls’; Apaches (1977), massacre on the farm from John MacKenzie, director of The Long Good Friday; Betcher! (1971), in which a young Keith Chegwin takes on a cycling challenge; Never Go With Strangers (1971), sinister stranger danger advice for children and Twenty Times More Likely (1979), where Gillian Taylforth’s first love ends tragically. You'll also find people like Michael Palin, John Challis, Colin Baker, Peter Noone of Herman's Hermits, Dick Emery and Reg Varney in there too.
This 2-disc set is accompanied by an illustrated booklet containing an introductory essay and comprehensive film notes and is available to pre-order now, priced at £11.99. See over the page for a full breakdown on content.

Find out more about the DVD at the Amazon website

Via Cinedelica

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