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 ›
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.
In 1967, Michael English teamed up with fellow Brit Nigel Weymouth and the two began designing psychedelic posters under the name Hapshash and the Coloured Coat. By the end of that decade they had split and English was focusing more on his airbrush work. Word & Image p. 123 (var).
An unexpectedly lyrical and artistic image promoting travel to New York City. The reflection of the city’s skyscrapers in the lake and the soft, pastel-like rendering of the image are both sophisticated and charming.