Here are some logos that I scanned from an old Bra Bohag catalog. These were the brands they distributed. The catalog is dated 1958-1959. Unfortunately there’s not much information I can give since it’s all in Swedish (Svenska) I believe. All I can say is that they are lovely logos that depict a great period, a great style and fine quality furniture.
My favorite is the Tingströms logo. If anyone has info on the designers, feel free to share.
Design: Various/Unknown | Year: Unknown | Photos: Scanned/Unknown
Here are some amazing posters designed by Harry Rogers that I’ve been meaning to post but I’ve been procrastinating to scan them. Luckily I just found them online through this site »
They were commissioned by Qantas as an advertising campaign promoting overseas destinations to Australian travelers between the 1950-1970’s. The illustrations and colors are amazing and inspiring.
They are being sold through Airways Art as giclée prints signed by the artist. I’m not a big fan of giclée prints but I would have bought one if they were screen printed.
Design: Harry Rogers | Year: 1950-1970 | Photos: Found Here »
Here are some scans from a great source of inspiration. It’s from the Ladislav Sutnar book “Package Design: The force of Visual Selling”. I’m posting some of my favorites but the whole book is amazing.
It seems that back then packaging was way more typographic with a lot of solid colors and negative space or at least they were more open to it. Right now packaging is full of warnings, nutritional facts, messages everywhere, gradients, etc. We should go back to simple design.
1. Singer’s ‘ Dörli ‘ zweiback package designed by Rolf Rappaz [Basel].
2. Atkins ‘Dream Polish’ designed by Ladislav Sutnar .
3. ‘Air-Wick’ label designed by Paul Rand [Seeman Brothers, 1953].
4. ‘Bab-o’ cleanser experimental package by Paul Rand [B. T. Babbitt Inc., 1953].
5. ‘Johnny Mop’ toilet bowl cleaner [Personal Products Corporation, 1952].
6. Scotts Lawn Seed. [O. M. Scott & Sons Co., 1952].
7. O-Cedar ‘Dry-Glo’ designed by Raymond Loewy Associates .
8. ‘Armour Star’ coordinated package design with dominating trademark, designed by Raymond Loewy Associates.
9. Simoniz ‘Bodygard’ liquid car wax designed by Lester Beall [1951, 1950].
Design: Various (see above) | Year: Various | Photos: Scanned/Unknown
Here’s another of his rich textured illustrations. The background adds a lot to the picture too.
About Joseph Low:
Joseph Low Article on New York Times
Joseph Low Wikipedia
Design: Joseph Low | Year: 1953 | Photos: Javier García
Haydn Society Album Covers, 1953
Copyright 1953 by the Haydn Society, Inc.
Cover Design by Joseph Low
I usually don’t like photos on the fridge but I just found a good reason to do it. I found this very cool modern photo frame magnets that would make any fridge happier. They are simple, geometric, clean, modernist dimensional versions of a Bear with cub, Lion with cub and Elephant with her newborn. They are called “Nuzzles Photo Frame Magnets” and are made by Tupperware.
Love the screen printed packaging too. Very Swedish with lots of Helvetica on it. I love the three column grid on the back.
This is not so old though. It was made in 1993. The designer is unknown (feel free to fill in the blanks).
Here’s the description on the package:
“When you place your child’s picture in the Nuzzle frame they will be kept company by a loving animal cuddling it’s own adorable loved one.”
Design: Unknown | Year: 1993 | Photos: Javier García
Nuzzle Photo Frame Magnets
© 1993 Dart Industries Inc.
Made in China. Printed in Hong Kong.
So following up the Vivaldi cover, here’s to honor one of my all time favorite designer Alvin Lustig. I just love the grid, composition and colors used for this. It all seems to be a very good modern representation of classical music.
Design: Alvin Lustig | Year: 1952 | Photos: Javier García
Haydn Society Album Covers, 1952
Copyright 1952 by the Haydn Society, Inc.
Cover Design by Alvin Lustig