Founded in 1880, Spyker (originally spelled Spijker) was a Dutch carriage manufacturer that quickly entered the automobile business. This fashionable evening graphic perfectly embodies the height of elegance and refinement so essential to the brand’s image.
An image as succulent as it is well executed. For the Wilhelm Mozer delicatessen and food store, Hohlwein has created an overloaded table of delectable comestibles; a red lobster, red roses, oranges, lemons, champagne and brandy against a dark purple background. The table is so bountifully laden that, like a cornucopia, it runneth over, and… Learn more ›
Thoughts of Willy Wonka can’t help but come to mind when one gets a look at this Rutz design for Stalden preserves. Certainly the disproportion is meant to convey the big fruit-and-sugar deliciousness of the product, but isn’t it far more fun to take the promotion at face value, with a quartet of tots literally… Learn more ›
A preferred mascot for the brand this Westie is performing new tricks in honor of his dapper duds. This Swiss company, which opened in 1895, closed in June of 2011.
John Pashe designed The Rolling Stones’ iconic “tongue and lip” logo in 1971, as well as four concert posters between 1970 and 1974. Each of his posters for the band is a paean to the Art Deco transportation designs of the 1920s and 30s, reinterpreted with a post-Haight Ashbury flourish.
Riding the glorious stretch of rail along the Hudson River between West Point Military Academy and the Bear Mountain Bridge (seen here in the distance), the aerodynamic, steel cars of a New York Central System train are heading toward New York City, pulled by the “New” Empire State Express, which was launched in 1941. Zega… Learn more ›
A stream-lined, Art Deco segment of the Orinoco with her black hull and red, yellow and black funnels, presented in such a way as to imply her massive size. Anton was a native of Hamburg who started working for a local agency there, but from 1921 on, had his own studio where he produced a… Learn more ›
To encourage Americans to spend their summer vacations visiting the national parks of the great Southwest by rail, Union Pacific created a “circle trip” that included stops at the Grand Canyon, Zion and Bryce Canyon for a single price. This fine landscape creation was one of the posters used to promote that route. In this… Learn more ›
As if a willowy, tan nude weren’t enough to lure us into the languidly beautiful world of Monte-Carlo, Domergue also presents us with a veritable cornucopia of flora to demonstrate the area’s lush bounty.
Known for his lithe, elongated women in comely poses, Domergue was the designer of choice when one wanted coy elegance to exude from an advertisement. Here, a sun-kissed nymphette is perched on a diving board, charming us into taking a swim with her.
Food and drink clients often brought out the best in Mauzan’s artistry. This festive woman dripping in grapevines toasts us from her perch on a life-size red rocking horse. It’s one of those images that makes no sense when deconstructed, but perfect sense as an advertising message.
This 18th-century bon-vivant makes the perfect Pommery & Greno endorser: he’s what today’s advertising terms “a heavy user.” Artist Achille Mauzan uses rich, vibrant colors with a heavy pour of good humor.
Founded in 1785, Piper-Heidsieck is one of the ten oldest champagne houses in France. This simple, two-toned poster is as effective as it is charming.