Thursday 17 September 2020


Via Print Magazine’s regular feature column, the Daily Heller, we are introduced to the cut-short but prolific portfolio graphic designer, muralist and stage backdrop painter Rex Whistler (*1905 – †1944), as well-known known for his portraits of London society of the 1920s and 1930s as he was for his commercial and caricature work. While this visual trope of reversible faces, as collected in this volume published posthumously in 1946, was not invented by Whistler these ambigrams of perspective were among his most popular and enduring legacies not associated with a specific press or advertising campaign and promoted the use of optical illusions. Explore a whole gallery of Whistler’s works at the links up top.