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Bill Philpot


The posters displayed in this site are the original concept, design and illustration of artist Bill Philpot. After leaving school Bill pursued a long and highly successful career as a commercial artist working in London. Here he worked on many of the British advertising industry’s major award-winning campaigns for such brands as VW, Audi, Levis and Marlborough. But now he has turned his attention back to subjects which he finds more challenging.

Bill has long been a student and admirer of the graphics and typography of that wonderfully creative period of the nineteen twenties and thirties that became known as Art Deco. In particular he favoured the work of the great poster designers like A. M. Cassandre, Charles Loupot and George Hamel (Geo Ham) in Europe, along with Edward McKnight Kauffer, 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. This included 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 and are currently selling for quite considerable sums on the internet. It was this work that kickstarted a career ‘retrospectively commissioning himself’ to produce posters of his own creation that he might, in some parallel universe, have been asked to compose.

Now working from his studio at home in Suffolk, England, Bill’s posters are the result of a very productive period of work for him. The satisfaction gained from crafting the compositions along with integrating text and illustration is immense, and we hope that you enjoy them.

We firmly believe that our beautifully crafted and finely reproduced posters will become classics of the future. It is our intention to continually expand our range of poster designs on a regular basis.

Please contact us if you wish to be kept informed of our new and exciting developments.




All images shown on this site are protected by International Copyright Law and by the Copyright, Designs & Patents Act 1988. All images, text and ideas are the ‘intellectual property’ of Bill Philpot.


None of the images and no part of this property may be used without the prior written permission of Bill Philpot, including copying, duplicating, printing, publishing (even on a website), reproducing, storing, or transmitting by any means whatsoever.


However, if you would like to download any of my images which are strictly for your own personal use with the purpose of viewing them on your computer and with no intention of re-sale, printing or passing them on to any third party or business venture or with the motive of obtaining financial or any other form of profit from my work, then you may do so. I would appreciate an email letting me know you have downloaded any of my images in the context allowed by me.

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