|Artist||Sayer, John Pearson|
|Published||Strand Magazine, Tower House, Southampton St., London, W.C.2 (c. 1946)|
|Dimensions||202 x 273 mm|
A map of the City of Brighton, one of a series of pictorial city plans from "Survey of London and other historic towns" that were issued by the Strand Magazine.
Like Sayer's other works, the map features numerous caricatures and notes of historic local interest. The verso features a depiction of 'The Pavilion of King George IVth at Brighton'.
J.P Sayer's work emerged from a growing trend of railway poster design in the Thirties which sought to incorporate historical information into the image.
John Pearson Sayer (fl. 1930 - 1950) was an English artist and graphic designer. He provided the illustrations for the Motorist's Rhyme Book; a booklet produced by British Petroleum, which contorted popular nursery rhymes in order to sell its products. Sayer is best remembered for the posters that he designed for the Great Western Railway Company, and the uniquely pictographic style of his that emerged from these commissions. Works of Sayer's include posters of Oxford, Leamington Spa, Somerset, Cornwall, and the Cambrian Coast.