Tag Archives: automotive advertising

charlie allen’s evidence

Illustrator and ad designer Charlie Allen posted the following notes January 20, 2009 on his blog about the history of ad illustration, Charlie Allen’s Blog.   “Chet Patterson and Jim Hastings, sometime in the 60’s, had a falling out. I never knew why….and this ad came through Butte, Herrero, and Hyde, a well known creative-design team… Read More »

art in the 21st century

United States Postal Service: America On The Move postage stamps. In the general course of aesthetic history, there have been countless attempts to define ideals;  but there are no genuine assertions that proclaim aesthetic progress occurs. Yet, in the realm of industrial design, and the mediums that inform and define it, there is a genuine technological progress.… Read More »

motor car illustrations: early 20th century

From March-May, 1910, Life Magazine inside front cover advertising showcased the above noted six full-color layouts for The Columbia Motor Car Company. The name of the illustrator is barely visible on the advertisements. The Willys-Overland Company developed their market position with advertising illustrations by Coles Phillips (1880-1927). The following advertisement illustration was produced by Phillips… Read More »

aston martin superleggera

  Patented by Italian coachbuilder Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera (super light) in 1936, the superleggera system consists of a structural framework of small-diameter steel tubes that conform to an automobile body’s shape and are covered by thin alloy body panels that strengthen the framework.

a general survey of porsche cars: 1965-1973

Porsche 911. Model Year 1967 . 2.0 Engine, Ivory White #6604.  Original Bill Of Sale: $6845.26.  Source: www.design911.co.uk              Porsche 911 F. 1965-1973.  Source: porsche.com.   Porsche 911 Targa. 1967-1973. Porsche Factory, Stuttgart, Germany, 1970.  

another time. another place.

American Motors Corporation produced over 650,000 Gremlins from 1970 to 1978. Introduced as a sturdy, cheap-to-keep, reliable gas-sipper, the Gremlin fulfilled that promise during a time in U.S. history when automakers were battling production costs on many fronts. Government regulations concerning auto safety and pollution standards challenged U.S. automakers to survive during an economic climate… Read More »