Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Classic Magazine Advertising Week - Part 2 of 5

Day 2 of a full week of classic magazine advertising from the 1940's and 1950's.







5 comments:

Cory The Raven said...

I enjoyed the American President Lines ad, but mostly because it seems to be building on a frequent motif for cruise lines to the orient. Canadian Pacific used it several times, and I'm sure they weren't the only ones.

Viewliner Ltd. said...

The orient was so ellusive and exotic at that time. I believe for many that it was "true adventure". Thanks for the link to a great poster Cory. I appreciate it.

Major Pepperidge said...

Fantastic illustrations! What I wouldn't give for whatever that blue car is in the GM ad...

Viewliner Ltd. said...

Major the blue car would eventually become the Buick LeSabre. A highly collectible car. Especially the 1953 version.

Cory The Raven said...

No problem!

I'd say that the orient is still seen as exotic, if not quite so ellusive. At least, I know I'm saving up for a trip to Japan in '09. And if it's not quite the physical orient, there still seems to be a romance of the things of the East (eg: Tibetan Buddhism).