I thought I would start with something classic and what a better way to do it than with the great master and acclaimed designer Alexander Girard. This is a Dinner Menu Design for La Fonda del Sol Restaurant in New York circa 1960. It is an offset lithograph with wonderful vibrant colors. I can almost say the work done for this restaurant (specially the suns) are one of his most celebrated and recognized designs. This menu has also been featured in many museums such as the SFMOMA. So here are some closeups of the type and full shots of the menu. Enjoy!
After a long hiatus (and pressure from a few of you), I’ve decided to take another stab at picking this up where I left it. There’s still some cool stuff to share and hopefully someone will dig it. So come back and check hopefully every week or so for new posts. Peace!
Here are more fun animal logos scanned from various sources. More to come. Make sure you also check out part 1 Enjoy!
Robby Desilva for Mafrel Ready-made Men’s wear 1980 Bombay
Szekeres István for Lovasiskola 1982 Budapest
Eduardo A Canovas for Pampere Infantil 1986 Buenos Aires
Milan Rakic for RO za izradu rashladnih uredaja 1978 Beograd
Medix / Shogo Kumasaka for Tsunoi Denki 1987 Tokyo
Takashi Ishida for Shiki no Kai 1986 Japan
Motoo Nakanishi / Yutaka Sono (art Dir) Susumu Harada (designer) for Daie 1982 Tokyo
Toshio Fukano for Friendly 1986 Japan
Here’s a fun packaging for household gloves made by Fuller Brush Co. It has some fun illustrations of ladies cleaning the house which of course wouldn’t fly with today’s standards but hey the illustrations are nice. The flowers, the glove and the type made me pick up this example of Mid Century Packaging geared towards the fine women of that era. There is no date but I’d say this is from the 1950’s. Enjoy!
Design: Unknown | Year: 1950? | Photo: Javier Garcia
Here’s an interesting book cover designed by Paul Rand. The interesting thing about this is that Alvin Lustig hired Rand to design this cover while the interior design and typography was done by Alvin Lustig. This brings two great designers together. Such a fun and modern cover. Enjoy!
Design: Paul Rand | Year: 1953 | Photo: Javier Garcia
Here are some fun animal logos scanned from various sources. Make sure you also check out part 2.Enjoy!
Kimito Ohashi for Tiger Vacuum Bottle 1982 Osaka
Elias García Benavides / José Santamarina for Bridas 1982 Spain
Taiji Nishikawa for Kanevo 1986
Garbayo for Papelería Vizcaina 1983 (Madrid)
Ken-ichi HIrose for Pension Wakai 1986 Tokyo
Koichi Imakita for Nipon Kynol 1980 Osaka