Artworks commissioned by the Post Office for posters or telegrams are featured.
Camera pans across a painting by F.B. Savage of the H.M.T.S. Monarch. This is one of a collection of paintings to be found - not in an art gallery - but at the headquarters of the G.P.O. (General Post Office) in London. Various paintings are shown and one artist is mentioned by name - John Minton.
The artworks were all commissioned for a series of posters designed to make people place conscious and induce them to address their correspondence correctly. Shots of various paintings including one of a postman.
L/S of a glamorous woman sitting at a desk surrounded with artwork, a male colleague talks to her about her work. She is Shirley Thompson - a design artist. F.B. Savage, the head of the art department looks at her work which is a design for a wedding congratulations telegram. Various designs for greetings telegrams are shown including a Valentine's Day telegram and a baby greetings telegram.
In the case of poster specific artists are commissioned. Various shots of paintings by Roland Hilder and Richard Eurich which have been used for posters. L/S of some of the finished posters.