The Little Mermaid - Today & Tomorrow Poster Series - 1962 - E.R Boyce
The Today and Tomorrow series was a collection of posters, curated by Boyce, and issued to primary schools in 1962. They are characterised by their attention to detail and bright colours and look great framed up and displayed in a modern setting.
This one is called The Little Mermaid and is listed under the category of Stories and Verse. This is a sweet seaside picture of a small girl and a young mermaid. They are by a cave on an idyllic beach complete with country cottage and knitting granny in the background. This is a long way from Hans Christian Anderson's dark tale and has no link to the Disney version either. It's signed by William Francis Phillipps, a well known illustrator of the time and is a rather gentle, British take on the theme.
Dimensions: Overall 53cm x 43cm Image size 48cm x 38cm
There are a few classroom prints in this series that work well together. Head to the shop for Clearing Up, Playground and Indoor Play amongst others.
The posters have crisp, clear colours and are printed on heavy white paper. This print has been stored flat which has protected the image. There is a good margin around the image and details of the series and publisher are in the bottom corners.
They look fantastic framed up and on display in both children's and adult rooms.