Tag Archives: commercial art & design

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 »

a workable plan: building a car from concept to production

 “How A Car Is Made from Invention to Launch” by Don Sherman, Car and Driver magazine, November 18, 2015. The time required is the most interesting and secretive part of a car’s gestation; a crash program to replace a dead-on-its-wheels product may take only half the time invested in a normal, full-redesign effort. In our… Read More »

around $10,000.

Excerpt by Rory Jurnecka, Automobilemag.com, January, 2017. “Catching Up With Tom Tjaarda, Automobile Designer” Tom Tjaarda (1934-) is an American designer who based his career in Italy, working for many of the country’s top design houses [Ghia, Pininfarina, Fiat, De Tomaso, Rayton-Fissore] where he penned cars such as the original Fiat 124 Spider and the… Read More »