Friday, August 15, 2008

Advertising Part 2

Contributor Elliot Elam kindly sent me the following Searle illustrated ad that he found in the Taschen published 'All American Ads of the 70s'

Here are some more Searle ads from the 70s.

 'Two versions of a Christmas advertisement for panty hose.Watercolor and ink on illustration board, each signed lower right. Each 350x485 mm; 13 3/4 x19 inches' -Skinners

And here's one from 1967 for Rose's Lime Juice.
(New Yorker 11/4/1967)

Suntory Old Whisky 1981

These are much earlier-1950

1969 Minolta SR-T 101 Camera

    (Thanks to Brian Sibley for the early Guinness ad above)

'. . . here are a couple of obscure small-ads with drawings by Ronald Searle. These are taken from the June and January issues of 'Stitchcraft' magazine, from 1955. It must have been quite an interesting brief, to come up with ideas illustrating 'a clear case for Cash's woven name tapes.' These two ideas are fairly straightforward but they're nice drawings, and I particularly like that logo. The company is still trading, with a very similar logo, today. '
                                                                                                                                                    From the Non-Stick Plans blog
(Ronald Searle tells me this is wrongly identified-it's NOT his work.)

"Quick! - have a Bev!" - Bev Coffee Essance advert issued by J Lyons, London, 1950 

One of several brands of coffee and chicory essences made was 'Bev', produced by the then massive food empire that was J Lyons of Cadby Hall, London. 
Advertisement for United States Travel Service 1977

This is a more recent one from the 80s or 90s for Cadbury's Cream Egg 
(photographed from the original artwork)

More Searle advertising art here and here.
If anyone has any Searle related material to contribute please email me at the address 

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Private Collections

Brian Sibley blogs about buying his original Searle here.

While in Los Angeles in November for the CTN-X conference I had the opportunity to see some originals in the collections of animation friends.  Disney animator Andreas Deja has several choice morsels:

Cover art for the eponymous Edwin Carp

"Yes, but have you seen the NEW Strand Magazine?"

Lucille Ball from TV guide, April 30th 1966

'Palm Springs' from HOLIDAY magazine, February 1965

Disney director John Musker owns this beauty

Cartoon Brew editor Amid Amidi is in possession of this beautiful cover illustration for the Big City

Uli Meyer in London just started his collection of Searle originals with this beauty.

Jesús Sánchez gave me a link to a gallery of his Searle originals. (If there is anybody else out there who would like to contribute photos, scans or any Searle related material please email me at the address in my Blogger profile.)

'Sorry Madam, no smoking in the museum' 1955

The above is a refined version of a gag Searle made over ten years earlier in 1944, below.

'My Life In Scotland Yard' Illustrated article by S.J.Perelman, HOLIDAY magazine, 1968
Pen & brush & ink, wash & purple watercolour.

New Yorker cover, 1994-unpublished. Pen & ink, watercolour, coloured pencil.



Anonymous sent more shots of his collection of Searle originals. This is a beautiful example from Searle's Paris Sketchbook of Pere Lachaise cemetary.

Montmartre Cemetery 26 April 1961 -'Punch magazine approx 22cm wide x 29cm high (8 1/2 inch x 11 1/4 inch) A4

O.G. sent in this great scan of an early Searle in his collection, 'drawn with brown ink enhanced with blue crayon.'

Pete W. has sent me much better quality shots of his collection of Searle originals. He's included close-ups revealing details of the drawings displaying the subtlety of Searle's penwork.

This drawing also appeared in the book, "!The St. Trinians Story" without the finer rendering.

R. Wiener found the following at a Massachusetts book auction:
Lucille Ball cover Artwork for the I Love Lucy  TV guide, April 30th 1966

 New York World's Fair HOLIDAY magazine 1964

Can anyone identify where this was published?

A contributor who wishes to remain anonymous has sent me these photos of his collection of Searle originals. The first I believe is thus far unpublished.

This one was never published like this, although another version became a postcard.