IN 1936, GUINNESS planned an advertising campaign in Nazi Germany.
The campaign never ran, but a set of posters were drawn up – featuring swastikas, Wehrmacht soldiers and Zeppelins with Nazi insignia alongside the familiar pints and toucans.
Drawn by Guinness artist John Gilroy – who created many of the brewer’s iconic ads – the images are featured in a new book, Gilroy Was Good For Guinness. It was compiled by former brewer and Guinness historian David Hughes.
Here are the posters:
All images by John Gilroy, courtesy of Liberties Press
Gilroy Was Good For Guinness, compiled by David Hughes and published by Liberties Press, is available online here and is also for sale in the Guinness Storehouse and bookshops.