Here’s a fantastic whimsical beer label for My Brewing Company in Omaha, Nebraska. The beer is called “It’s my beer. Very unusual compared to most serious looking labels of the time. It features four illustration settings, my favorite being the bottom left with the dude sitting on a Butterfly chair with a bullet planter (Someone was into modernism). The type was very fitting to the illustrations as well with featuring common typeface choices of the era with the inline type, the sans serif and the script. The name is also very unusual (and hard to research). If you know more about this beer let us know. I’ve seen the can version of this but I was lucky to find an unused label. The colors don’t show well in the photos but they are metallic. Enjoy!
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 »
I was able to visit this exhibition that Sadly, is over now. At least in Oakland, the closest location to where I live. It was the work of Elizabeth Armstrong that has been put together in a matter of about three years. It was so inspiring to see all these works of art at one place. The compiled work included Painting, Architecture, Furniture, Graphic Design, Photography, Music, Film and even animation from many Mid Century Artists from Southern California. A timeline highlighting national and international culture and history of the 1950’s also formed part of this gallery.
I scanned some very cool two color Illustrations from by Leonard Weisgard from the book The Raccoon and Mrs. McGinnis by Patricia Miles Martin. Printed in 1961.
Design: Leonard Weisgard | Year: 1961 | Photos: Scanned