The Poster Journal

Poster Studies: Eric's Maquettes

The maquette is the original artwork for a poster and particularly wonderful for showing the details left by the artists hand, such as the application of paint and ink, as this usually disappears in the final print.  The following maquettes are made by prolific artist Raoul Eric Castel, aka ERIC (1915 - 1997). Castel began his career as a poster artist during World War Two and later in the 1950’s and 60’s was especially associated with Emprunt Acier and Philips.