31st Annual of National Advertising and Editorial Art (1951-1952)

I really dig old advertising and every now and then I’m lucky enough to come across an old book that collects the best of the previous years ad and editorial art. I also included a couple of advertisements from the end of the book from ad agencies and artist reps (to enlarge, click on photo’s)

the LP art was by Andrew Warhol

    • klutch
    • August 4th, 2011

    I think my folks have a couple of books of “the year’s best” in this category — from the 70s — in their basement. I’ll email Betty and see if she can dig them up for you. If you can stand the smell of mold.

    • chris
    • August 5th, 2011

    Thats is really neat! thanks for posting these, i like old ad stuff too (mainly promo characters). funny seeing something credited to a young “andrew” warhol. does it say who drew the bottom pic? looks a bit like chas addams style.
    it’s amazing how many artists we all know from other things that got their start back in the 40’s/50’s at ad agencies and greeting card companies.

    • chris
    • August 5th, 2011

    just noticed i can click on the pic to see a larger one, (and read the credits, lol) GREAT stuff!!

    • feedtim
    • August 5th, 2011

    Chris the bottom picture was by a guy named Robert Osborn, here’s a good link to another thing on him

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