Here’s another batch of advertising and editorial art from 1954-55 [click on image to enlarge]
COETS!!! Wow I forgot about those. Here’s a book that was a hit this past Christmas:
i am really enjoying these old ads you keep posting. the 1st one on top reminds me just how awesome some of these would be as band flyers (ie. “there is nothing more frightening than The Ribeye Brothers” live at wherever. or something like that).
Love the image of a hand held can opener as the representation of all things “modern” back in 1955.
I’ve used a couple of those for flyers, they’re great. Maybe I’ll post them, as an ad and as a flyer
they are almost childlike in their creativity…no preconceived notions about what advertising SHOULD look like. these are the images that get people excited about design…then you go work for some stupid company for a few years and they make you use the same stock photos and fonts and 2 or three colors because you have to stick to the “brand”..yeesh. thanks for stirring up my brain…
really wonderful and loaded with meaningful and stylistic content. I am so happy to see the Ben Shahn stuff in there, thanks for that post!
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