Saturday, November 5, 2011

Illustrations from past decades / part 1

For several years from the late fifties to probably the end of the sixties I kept illustrations that caught my eye from various magazines, some going back to the thirties and forties, have a look at the remarkable United states Rubber Company ad. I didn’t concentrate on any particular theme other than the technique: watercolor; pencil; oils; pen and ink; flat graphics; collage et cetera.
    There are still plenty of illustrators around though their work doesn’t feature too much in ads or magazines and the big circulation weeklies that seemed to be in every home years ago have long gone. Illustrations were the accepted visual eye-catchers for editorial and ads in the distant past.
    This selection is part 1.


  1. Awesome. I look forward to the next installment!


  2. Andrew: glad you enjoyed them. Another twenty near the end of the month.