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 


illustrationISM.... said...

These are great! My favorite is the
Thanx for Sharing!

mark jaquette @
illustrationISM &

The Pink Half said...

I am huge Searle fan, and love your blog! So much material that I've never seen before. Wonderful, you got yourself a reader.