James Northfield and the Art of Selling Australia

This highly colourful publication published by the National Library of Australia celebrates the career of one of Australia’s most notable and influential commercial artists from the last century. Stunning images throughout the book evoke memories of travel from an era well before the digital age. From glorious beaches, noble gum trees, distant purple mountains and endless blue skies these powerful images played an essential role in creating many of the visual symbols of our national identity. Richly illustrated with examples of posters and promotions from the golden age of advertising, James Northfield and the Art of Selling Australia celebrates Australia’s commercial art heritage.

NOTE:
All Images are in high resolution JPEG format approximately A4 @ 300dpi.

Australian Parrots, Australia 1930s
colour lithograph
Publisher: Australian National Travel Association
National Library of Australia

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“Lest we Forget” Buy Peace Bonds 1920s
colour lithograph
Publisher: Mason, Firth & McCutcheon, Melbourne
National Library of Australia

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Mildura , Victoria Australia – for Winter Sunshine 1930s
colour print of Northfield poster
Publisher: Victorian Railways, Australia
National Library of Australia

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The Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Australia 1930s
colour lithograph
Publisher: Australian National Publicity Association
National Library of Australia

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Coolangatta ( South Queensland) for Your Winter Holidays 1950s
colour lithograph
Publisher: Queensland Government Tourist Bureau
National Library of Australia

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Swallow & Ariell’s Biscuits & Cakes 1920
colour lithograph
Publisher: Northfield Studios, Melbourne
National Library of Australia

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