Gilroy Was Good for Guinness

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Gilroy Was Good for Guinness

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Guinness advertising is famous for its distinctive imagery and humour. For thirty years the creative force behind the most iconic campaigns was John Gilroy. Mysteriously, much of his work disappeared from the archive of S. H. Benson’s Advertising Agency in 1971.

Now, David Hughes has unearthed a vast portfolio of Gilroy’s previously unseen and unpublished original signed canvases. This book explores the story of this extraordinary art in full colour, and tells the story of Gilroy, the man behind the advertising legacy.

As much of Gilroy's artwork has never been reproduced, this book is an exciting find for the world of advertising as well as collectors and Guinness lovers worldwide.

Gilroy's posters ‘. . . made Guinness part of the warp and woof of English life, and have never been excelled – anywhere' David Ogilvy

Praise for Gilroy Was Good for Guinness

"...a handsome tribute to Gilroy's genius" Martin Wooster, "All About Beer Magazine"

 "Those who enjoy commercial art, and especially the fans of breweriana, would probably appreciate having this on their bookshelf." Jeff Alworth, "Beervana"

About the Author

David Hughes was a Guinness brewer based in Park Royal and Nigeria between 1972 and 1988. He is the author of two previous books on Guinness, including A Bottle of Guinness Please and The Guide to Guinness Collectables (Liberties Press). David has been a passionate collector of Guinness memorabilia since 1992 and is an expert on their historical marketing, their advert, bottlers and their labels from all over the world. David currently lives in Berkshire, west of London.

ISBN: 9781907593994

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