Webb&Webb designs P&O anniversary book

Webb & Webb has designed a book for maritime company P&O to celebrate its 175th anniversary.

P&O Across the Oceans, Across the Years
P&O: Across the Oceans Across the Years

The book looks at the history of the company from 1837 until the 1970s, charting a partly fictional narrative.

The 264 page book will be published in a run of 7500 and uses images form the company’s archive as well as commissioned photographs by Marc Walter. It is written by Ruth Artomsky.

Webb&Webb has also created a P&O Heritage Collection identity which is attached to other ephemera sold in the Heritage Collection website shop.

P&O Across the Oceans, Across the Years
P&O: Across the Oceans Across the Years

 P&O Heritage curator and co-author of the book Susie Cox tasked Webb&Webb with illustrating the narrative, which James Webb says needed to engage the reader, ‘rather then list how many funnels each ship has.’

P&O Across the Oceans, Across the Years
P&O: Across the Oceans, Across the Years

The book tells the stories of those impacted by P&O, ‘be they traveller, immigrant crew or manger,’ says Cox who adds, ‘We hope the book gives readers a feel for a period when travelling took weeks not hours and P&O was forging the links of the global supply chain we know and rely upon today.’

P&O: Across the Oceans, Across the Years is published by Antique Collectors Club and will be available in bookstores from June

Hide Comments (1)Show Comments (1)
Comments
  • Commander Nick Messinger November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    As a P&O passenger disvision first officer c 1972 I welcome this book and would certainly like a copy!

  • Post a comment

Latest articles

Instrmnt D-01 X Risotto composite © Instrmnt and Future Positive Studio

Scottish design is “fresh, playful and exciting” in this new exhibition

Stacey Hunter is the director of Local Heroes – a new initiative which looks to dispel outdated ideas of Scottish design.

Its first exhibition and shop will take place at Edinburgh Airport’s plaza this August, and will showcase contemporary design from nine, talented Scottish designers.

We speak to Hunter about the importance of giving Scottish design a global presence, and her inspiration behind using the airport as her canvas…