In trying to find a poster that best resonates with what New Year’s Day feels like, I came across this beauty by Toni Ungerer:
How fitting. If Toulouse-Lautrec had been a 20th-century man with a taste for politics-societal, sexual or otherwise-his work would doubtless have resembled Tomi Ungerer’s. In his work, we see the brilliant illustrator and graphic designer leveling his sure hand and distaste for cant at some of the major American issues of the late 1960s. Whether you agree with his approach or not, you have to admire the boldness of his designs. “Intelligent, keen and merciless, . . . they remove all pretense and tell it like it is” (Ungerer Posters, p. 82).