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Dulux: Dulux 90th Birthday

Client: Dulux
Date: Jul 2021
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Dulux 90 marks the brand's 90th year in business with all proceeds from the £45 book earmarked for The Outward Bound Trust, Rainy Day Trust, and Old English Sheepdog Rescue & Welfare charities.

Contributions from interior designers such as Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen show how tastes have transformed from the 1930s to the present day with electric blues in the 1950s giving way to warmer oranges and browns in the 1970s to all-pervasive beige in the 2000's.

Going back to its roots Dulux celebrates its origins as a partnership between a London varnish maker and an explosives firm in 1920s London with an entire chapter devoted to the Dulux Dog.

Nuno Pena, marketing manager at Dulux UK, said: “Our innovations - from the first synthetic paints for professional decorators in the 1930s through to the first formulations for DIYers in the 1950s, and the first high street tinting machines in the 1960s -established us as a brand that has gone on to be trusted by millions to help them transform their homes."

Dulux has transferred this colorful approach to its marketing efforts in recent years, notably with a tongue-in-cheek' apology' to Tottenham Hotspur for denigrating remarks after being named club sponsor.