The Commercial Art of Mid-Century America

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Being the passionate I am, I decided to collect work of stylish beauty, preserving advertising and illustration art of mid-century America. Why? Because, if you’re looking for great artists, look first at the American mid-century ones.

Remember those vintage ads, Comics. See those cartoons. Yes! What a quality! This is art! So for my learning, I collected a nice link Plan59 on the web that I’d like to share with you. I Hope they’ll please you and that it will save you hours of googling If you, too, want to learn how to draw like them.

1. 7 Up: Play It Cool

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2. Pepsi-Cola, 1957 | Joe de Mers (1910-1984) .

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3. 1960 Chrysler New Yorker in Formal Black

1960 Chrysler New Yorker in Formal Black

4. Santa Fe Super Chief, 1948

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5. Jantzen

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6. This is the Life | Pete Hawley, 1946

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7. March 1952 Crown Gasoline calendar | David Lockhart

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8. Diamond Crystal Salt, 1960

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9. Owens-Illinois, 1957

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10. So light they almost fly!

So light they almost fly!

11. Glass Container Manufacturers Institute, 1955

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12. Corn Products Refining Co., 1946

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Carbonation, artificial flavoring and high-fructose corn syrup never looked so good as in this hyper-colorful graphic from 1946

13. Bohn Aluminum & Brass, 1947

Bohn Aluminum & Brass, 1947

14. Santa Fe Chief, 1947

Santa Fe Chief 1947

15. Calvert Distillers, 1953

Calvert Distillers 1953

16. The Joy of Good Eating, 1952

The Joy of Good Eating 1952

17. Bread’s better ’cause it’s fresher in Cellophane (1954)

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18. National Restaurant Association, May 1957

National Restaurant Association, May 1957

19. Mother, I love you

Mother I love you

20. Franco-American, 1954

Franco-American 1954

21. Sharon Steel, 1960: The living is easy-est with STAINLESS STEEL

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22. Martians demand “IFIC”

Martians demand IFIC

23. Vel and the Volcano

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From 1951 and the Kitchen of the Ancients comes “Offering to the Oven-God,” a ritual that involved the sacrifice of a cow in a loaf pan and box of baking soda.

24. Apple Kids, c. 1950s

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25. Antonio Escandell Oranges, c. 1940s

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26. Boyhood Grapefruit, c. 1920s

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27. Industry moves on Timken Roller Bearings (1946)

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28. 1936 Fifth Avenue

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The New York Public Library is at the top of this 1936 watercolor. From Fifth Avenue to Main Street, alloy steels have changed the driving habits of America Republic Steel, 1936

29. Brakes Like a Woman

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This pop-art confection from a 1956 car brochure can be found in corner offices across the land.

30. 1955 Cadillac

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Have you ever seen a more tasteful set of tailfins?

31. 1957 Cadillac

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Pointed yet voluptuous was Cadillac for 1957.

32. 1958 Cadillac Series Sixty-Two convertible

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33. Meet the first Futuramic Station Wagon | 1949 Oldsmobile

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34. 1940 Packard Super-8 One-Sixty Touring Sedan

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35. 1958 Pontiac Bonneville

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36. Ronald McLeod (1897-1977)

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37. 1959 Imperial LeBaron

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38. 1936 Packard Twelve Town Car with body by Le Baron

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39. Union Carbide and Carbon, 1943

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40. Dowtherm Reverie — Dow Chemicals, 1951 | Harry Beckhoff (1901-1979)

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41. Weird Tales of the Future, 1952

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42. Hans Schmidt painted by Vaughan Bass in 1954

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43. Lou Thesz painted by Vaughan Bass in 1954

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44. Baron Leone painted by Vaughan Bass in 1954

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45. The World of Union Carbide, 1960

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46. Goodyear Tire & Rubber, 1949

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47. The incomparable Capehart 21-inch Saratoga

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48. Tide cuts grease as no soap can! 1951 Cleaner dishes . . . Ring-free pan . . .

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49. Nash-Kelvinator Corporation, 1944

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50. National Paint and Varnish, 1949

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