Posts Tagged With advertising

Wild Design: Anatomy Textbook

My last wild design post is going to be on my Anatomy and Physiology For Speech, Language, and Hearing textbook. This class is an anatomy class but instead of learning about how the whole body is set up and how it functions, we only learn about how speech is produced and how people are able…

Jules Chéret: Folies-Bergère, La Loïe Fuller

Katie Butler: By the middle of the nineteenth century, Jules Cheret was a household name thanks to his distinct take on lithographs. Before Cheret reformed the technique of posters being tediously copied with austere and dull colors, this artist reinvented the wheel by painting directly onto stone with vibrant colors.  One of his poster commissions…

ART AGAINST AIDS | Dan Friedman

ART AGAINST AIDS is one of Friedman’s later works, made in 1987. This work was made for a coalition of artists and galleries to have an exhibition to raids money to benefit the American Foundation for AIDS Research. From what I can gather about Friedman and his personality, he most likely did this poster for…

Depero’s Project 2

Another one of Depero’s projects that really stood out to me was another theatrical artwork and it is called  Mimismagia. This was a series of costume designs that were created in 1916 for a mimic-acrobatic ballet. “The costumes for Mimismagia were characterized by strange geometrical shapes that seemed to protrude from the body, turning the…

Fortunato Depero

Fortunato Depero was an Italian futurist painter, writer, sculptor, and graphic designer. He was born on March 30, 1892 in Fondo, Italy. “He grew up in Rovereto and it was here when he first began exhibiting his works, while also serving as an apprentice to a marble worker in 1910. He schooled at Scuola Reale…

Poster “Pontresina”– Herbert Matter

This vintage poster named “Pontresina” was created and designed by Herbert Matter in 1936. Pontresina is a municipality in the district of Maloja in the canton of Graubünden in Switzerland and is a popular skiing destination. Herbert Matter knew how to design his creations in a way that spoke to his audiences and drew them…

Atoms for Peace by Erik Nitsche

Pictured above is a poster titled “Hydrodynamics”, designed by Erik Nitsche in 1955 for the General Dynamics Company. This was part of a campaign named “Atoms for Peace” that was meant to signify the company’s commitment to peace during their development of nuclear energy. The name of the campaign was titled after President Eisenhower’s speech…

Wild Design: Multilingual Advertising

My next Wild Design Post is going to be on a Sol de Janeiro body cream. Unlike most fragrance body creams today, this particular one is in a tub like container which is smart advertising considering it stands out compared to all of the other body creams in the plastic tubes. When shopping, customers tend…

North by Northwest

North by Northwest is a thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock about an advertising executive in New York City who is mistaken to be a government agent and has to outrun foreign spies. However, the star of this movie was the famous introduction, designed by Saul Bass in 1959. This experimental sequence is often cited as…

Body Shimmer

For my first February Wild Design Post I chose my favorite Victoria Secret body shimmer spray. Personally I have found that the packaging of this bottle to be one of the most fitting styles for what is inside the bottle. I love that the perfume itself is a peach colored liquid but that is not…

Wild Design: The Fashion Plate

This image comes from a reproduction of the 1897 Sears, Roebuck catalog. You still hear the term “fashion plate” tossed around to describe someone who dresses well (and in the current style), but in fact these printed guidelines on “how to dress” date as far back as Ackerman’s Repository of Arts in the first quarter…

Man’s Best Friend (In Media)

“Man’s best friend” is the superlative often bestowed upon dogs – in the western view, your average canine often represents loyalty, hardiness, and unconditional love, occasionally with other modifiers, depending on the breed of dog in question (for instance, perseverance and stoicism in German Shepherds, or fierceness and aggression with “Bully breeds” and Rottweilers). This…

Mary Wells Lawrence ad work

“The End of the Plain Plane” Brancliff International Airlines 1965   Mary Wells Lawrence tackled the Braniff International Airlines campaign with Richard Rich and Stuart Greene when they were working under DDB. Harding Lawrence, the president of Braniff Airlines, wanted a new idea, an idea so big it would flood the news and all of…

Victor Moscoso Neon Rose #2

This poster was created under Moscoso’s company, Neon Rose. Because he had control of the company, he had control of the work that was produced under it. For him, this meant complete artistic freedom, and he produced some of the most iconic images in the psychedelic era under the umbrella of Neon Rose. This poster…

Victor Moscoso Man with Spiral Glasses

This project is significant to Moscoso, because he claims that this poster is the one that clicked for him, where he said he got his mind “off the bench.” This work was done with Family Dog and employed his style of vibrating colors and photocollage to create unique compositions. This particular poster played with foreground/background…