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Classic Pamphlet Cover Design from 20th Century Ireland

Author(s): Lir Mac Cárthaigh

ISBN13: 9781847305404

ISBN10: 1847305407

Publisher: Veritas Publications (14 November 2013)

Extent: 128 pages

Binding: Paperback

Size: 19.8 x 17.4 x 1.6 cm

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  • This selection of cover art from the Veritas archive of Catholic Truth Society (CTS) pamphlets is nothing short of a revelation.

    Niall McCormack, Vintage Irish Book Covers

     

    This beautiful gift book showcases over one hundred high-quality pamphlet covers from the archives of the Catholic Truth Society of Ireland. The collection unearths striking designs and illustrations by some of Ireland’s most inventive commercial artists from the 1920s to the 1960s, and offers a unique insight into Irish culture in the middle years of the twentieth century.

     

    Featuring works by artists such as George Altendorf, Karl Uhlemann and George Monks, this 128 page book is packed with eye-popping design.     

     

    Titles featured include Don’t Marry a Catholic!, Shall I Be a Nun?, Shall I Start to Drink?, Sister Felicitas Wins a Bicycle and many more.

     

  • Lir Mac Cárthaigh


    Lir Mac Cárthaigh is a graphic designer specialising in publications. He was editor of Film Ireland magazine from 2004 to 2007 and is currently art director of Veritas.


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    ‘Just absolutely fantastic’ – Maura Derrane

    ‘A fantastic Christmas present’ – Dáithí Ó Sé

     - RTE1, The Today Show


    Many of the illustrated covers in this collection have a distinctly modern style, with some covers so arresting they could double as film posters of the era.

     - Irish Times, November 16


    The booklet covers were striking, provocative, even faintly titillating. They were designed to be "modern", to catch the attention of the young faithful, promising to answer their questions about sexuality, spirituality and life in general.

     - Irish Independent, November 16

     

    This collection of kitsch covers from self-help pamphlets published by the Catholic Church in the mid-twentieth century is a remarkable document for designers and those with an interest in social history. 


     - Metro Herald, Christmas Gift Guide 2013

     

    This selection of cover art from the Veritas archive of Catholic Truth Society (CTS) pamphlets is nothing short of a revelation. This gift book showcases over one hundred high-quality pamphlet covers from the archives of the Catholic Truth Society of Ireland.

     

    The collection unearths striking designs and illustrations by some of Ireland’s most inventive commercial artists from the 1920s to the 1960s, and offers a unique insight into Irish culture in the middle years of the twentieth century. Featuring works by artists such as George Altendorf, Karl Uhlemann and George Monks, this 128 page book is packed with eye-popping design. Titles featured include Don t Marry a Catholic!, Shall I Be a Nun?, Shall I Start to Drink?, Sister Felicitas Wins a Bicycle and many more.

     - RTE, The History Show





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