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Carlton Ware Pig Money Banks
April 2015

At the moment, "Retro" style is everywhere, in advertising, on the telly and Internet.

So let's jump on the bandwagon with some of Carlton Ware from the 1970s - real Retro, rather than pastiche.

Jumping onto another bandwagon we will present it as a series of infographics, as below. They are particularly good for those who like to see pictures rather than read!

The simplicity of an infographic belies the hours it can take to make them, but I hope you agree that it is worth it.


Infographic 1


Spot how the seconds money boxes are different. They became seconds because of firing flaws with the chromo lithographic prints.

As the infographic tells us, the Pig Money banks were designed by Vivienne Brennan around 1971.

The term Retro is coming into general use to describe all things decorative and graphic from the 1940s through to the 1970s and perhaps later, in much the same way that Nouveau defines the style from 1890s to 1910s and Deco the style of the 1920s and 1930s.

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